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Holiday Spritz Cookies Recipe

Holiday Spritz Cookies Recipe

These crisp buttery cookies make a welcome gift or sweet party treat. Color the dough in Christmasy hues and use a cookie press to make all kinds of fun shapes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:60 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon nonpareils
  • Food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg; mix well. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in nonpareils and food coloring if desired. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Fill cookie press and form into desired shapes on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"/these cookies have no leavening. I can't imagine why. They did not turn out well. They also did not rise and were hard."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"Way too much sugar and I even reduced the amount to 3/4 cup."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"My batch of cookies tasted like bad pie dough so I tossed the unused dough into the trash after the first tray came out of the oven. I do not understand what I may have done wrong, or why the recipe contains no baking soda or baking powder."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I used rum in place of the rum extract and these cookies came out great. Really easy to make and very festive when dyed with red and green food coloring."

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