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Chocolate-Dipped Spritz

Some of my sisters and I get together for a weekend during the holidays to do nothing but bake cookies. These cookies always make an appearance in the goody baskets that we give as gifts. —Nancy Ross, Alvordton, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 11 ounces dark, white or milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • Crushed peppermint candies


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; dip each cookie halfway. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Place on waxed paper until set.
Editor's Note: Confectionary coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds.
Nutrition Facts
2 cookies: 136 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • pastewart2
    Dec 19, 2013

    I made these yesterday. I am doing A LOT of baking right now & these were easy to make & bake. By the end of the day yesterday it was nice to sit down and dip these cookies in chocolate & peppermint. I dipped candy canes in the left over melted chocolate and dipped them in sprinkles! I know these will be a BIG hit!

  • nancyj95
    Dec 18, 2011

    I make them, fill with seedless raspberry jam and then dip in chocolate and sprinkles. They are always in demand.

  • maritimeukrainian
    Dec 7, 2011

    No comment left

  • janet.wallenfang
    Feb 11, 2011

    My seventh grader made these cookies for a church cookie walk. He had a great time baking, dipping, and decorating them and felt a great sense of pride. We were late getting them there and the cookie walk was not well attended due to bad weather, but at church the next morning we found out that all 12 dozen had sold! We will make these again and again. We dipped half of the cookies in chocolate, half in white and sprinkled with pecans or assorted sprinkles. They were really beautiful and delicious.

  • Darlene1679
    Jan 11, 2010

    For many years I have made a "spritz" cookie similar to this, but dipped the chocolate in toasted sliced almonds. This is an excellent recipe and the candy makes a delightful change. It's a keep for my recipe box