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Old Fashioned Classic Spritz Cookies are THE cookie press cookie! If you are looking for an easy and delicious Christmas cookie, this is it!

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Spritz Cookies

How to Make Spritz Cookies

Yes, Classic Spritz Cookies look like shortbread, I’m going to admit that right away. The difference though is that classic spritz cookies have an egg in the batter, something that shortbread doesn’t traditionally have. Classic spritz cookies are also flavoured, again, something that shortbread doesn’t have either. These Swedish butter cookies are all about the flavour and that egg makes the texture different that shortbread. Classic spritz cookies are a more tender cookie, while my classic Whipped Shortbread basically melts in your mouth. The egg holds these spritz cookies together, making it an entirely different cookie.

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2.  Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.  Stir in flour, salt,egg, vanilla extract and food colouring if wanted.
  3. If dough is sticky, refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4.  Place dough in cookie press and form shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet and
    decorate as desired.
  5.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool.
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Old Fashioned Classic Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies also hold up better than shortbread when you use a cookie press. You can see in my whipped shortbread post that I use a cookie scoop and do rounded shortbreads. That’s because the egg in the classic spritz cookie batter holds that dough together, making all these delightful trees and wreaths so much more easy to make.

Spritz cookies are THE cookie press cookie.

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Remember that the most important part when making cookies using a cookie press is to chill that dough! It works the best with dough that has been in the fridge for at least half an hour. I suggest refrigerating it between batches as well, if you have time.

So here is yet another classic Christmas cookie for you all to bake up this Christmas! What cookies are on your list this year?  Because I work a season ahead (like fashion but food!) I try to plan way ahead of time what we are having. I’ve been so busy that as per usual, I still don’t have my Christmas Day menu planned. All I know is that we are having prime rib, (check out my post on How to Cook a Prime Rib Roast) that I have been craving my Raspberry Walnut Thumbprint Cookies.

That’s as far as I’ve gotten. Prime Rib and Thumprint cookies.

I guess there are worse things for Christmas dinner – and my mind will change a million times over the next few weeks!

Happy baking!

Love,

Karlynn

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Old Fashioned Classic Spritz Cookies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Refrigeration
30 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

How to make Old Fashioned Classic Spritz Cookies. These buttery cookies are perfect for making cookie press cookies!

Course: Christmas Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spritz cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Food colouring if desired
  • Decorations such as candies colored sugar or nuts
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir in flour, salt,egg, vanilla extract and food colouring if wanted.
  4. If dough is sticky, refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Place dough in cookie press and form shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet and decorate as desired.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set but not brown.
  7. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool.
Recipe Notes

Prep time will vary as it depends on what shapes you make with these and how long you take!

Yield will also vary greatly depending on the shapes you make, whether they are large or small.

Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Classic Spritz Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

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