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Spritz Cookies ~ A Christmas Classic!

Posted on December 03, 2016 by Jenny Devine | 1 comment

If you're a perfectionist like myself you seriously need to get a cookie press. They will completely satisfy your need to create flawlessly shaped cookies, trust me! As far as I know, a cookie press is the only way to make a classic spritz cookie and the only way to make me happy when it comes to impressing my coworkers with fantastic looking cookies!  

 

 

Obviously I want the cookies to taste as good as they look which is where a classic spritz cookie recipe comes in. Make sure to look for one that has cardamom in it! Or to save time, just use my favorite recipe! 

 

Classic Spritz Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 2-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • Sprinkles and colored sugar for decorating

  • NOTE: for solid red and/or green cookies add food coloring to the dough

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Cream at medium-high speed until light colored and fluffy.

  3. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in egg, vanilla, cardamom and salt. Then add flour until well-mixed.

  4. Grab a handful of the dough and roll it into a thick snake shape, pack into the barrel of the cookie press and fit press with desired disk design. Press trigger until dough is packed in and no air pockets exist in barrel.

 

 

To make cookies, hold cookie press perpendicular to an ungreased cookie sheet with the end of the press touching the cookie sheet. Press the trigger once, remove press and repeat for each cookie—spacing them about 1″ apart. 

 

 

Decorate with sprinkles and then bake in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until edges of cookies just barely begin to brown. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

 

 

Check out the variety of cookies you can make with a cookie press! And because they look so pretty, they make a wonderful gift too. Just put them in a clear cello bag and tie it closed with a festive ribbon and voila!

 

 

 Pick up a cookie press at any Ladles & Linens locations or purchase one here: 

 

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Comments

  • Ann T.

    Those look gorgeous!!! I want to do this! Thanks for sharing. Hope the recipe tastes as good as the cookies look.

 

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