Butter Spritz Cookies

One of the most iconic of holiday sweets, spritz are bite-size buttery cookies with vanilla and almond.

Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
approximately 5 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Special Equipment: cookie press (a.k.a spritz gun)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and the egg and mix to incorporate; don't worry if the mixture seems to separate.

Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to the creamed butter. Mix until combined. Using a cookie press, press the cookies onto ungreased baking sheets. Top with sprinkles of your choice. Bake until firm but not yet browning, 6 to 8 minutes. After a few minutes, move cookies to a rack and cool.

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The dough was sticky - didn't work in the cookie press. All I got was big blobs that I had to pull off the press with my fingers. I didn't even bake them - just threw the dough in the trash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awful recipe...couldn't find my Spritz recipe and made these....just finished 10 minutes ago. My eleven yr old son said, "Mom these aren't your cookies"! garbage item not reviewed by moderator and published
That spritz cookie recipe is completely different from the one that I have been making for at least 50 years! Mine calls for 6 egg yolks, no vanilla-just almond flavoring, no powdered sugar---real sugar. 5 cups of flour etc. This is the recipe that my Mom made and I've been making it just the way she did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ignored the negative reviews and tried it anyway. Well, I was concerned when the dough was much stickier than other spritz I have made before. But it pressed out fine, didn't spread while baking and did not crumble when removed from the cookie sheet. Then, I tasted one, yuck! Only gave one star because it wasn't an option to give this recipe no stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Spritz I have ever made. I omitted the Almond & increase the Vanilla. The mixture was very easy to work with, item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made spritz cookies and my recipe is similar to the one above, except 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar and NO baking soda. The cookies are not suppose to rise or expand, just puff a bit. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/butter-spritz-cookies-recipe/reviews/index.html?oc=linkback item not reviewed by moderator and published
Leave out the baking powder all together!! The cookies taste just like Mom used to make them. Buttery deliciousness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to disagree with the recent reviews. I am on my 3rd batch of these cookies and they are absolutely amazing! My cookies did not crumble, nor flatten. Not even flaky! I followed the recipe exactly as written. I used a cookie press and all cookies came out to the shape desired. I would not change a single part of this recipe. I was able to taste all ingredients in perfect harmony. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wish I had read reviews first, especially the ones saying they are terrible. Put lovely shaped cookies into the oven. Took out flat circles that crumble badly. Waste of time and ingredients. Everything went in the trash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I had read the reviews...these are terrible! Spritz cookies are supposed to hold their shape completely and these are flat as pancakes. They also crumble as soon as you touch them. Will never make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Could you please share your spritz cookie recipe? I'm in the hunt for a great spritz cookie recipe to share with my family. Thank you in advance :) my email: marielarojassomoza@gmail.com item not reviewed by moderator and published

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