How to Make Spritz Cookies with a Cookie Press – Handmade Holidays 2016

Adapted from Joy of Cooking – these buttery Spritz cookies are a delicious family favorite for Christmas.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 21/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp almond extract (or any other extract you like)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat the over to 400°F.
  2. Cream softened butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg and remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.
  4. Fill the cookie press with dough until full.
  5. Form shaped on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Shake colored sugar onto each cookie if desired.
  7. Bake 6-9 minutes in the middle rack in the oven. the edges of the cookies should be firm and golden but not brown.
  8. Remove from the pan and cool before eating.


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