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Spritz Cookies (A Family Recipe)


  • 1 cup butter, at room temp
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 small, or 1 large egg (the more eggs, the more cake-like they will be)
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups flour


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter and powdered sugar. Cream
  • Add the eggs one at a time, along with the vanilla (or almond extract) and cream again
  • Add 2 ½ cups flour and mix until just incorporated
  • Check the dough's consistency. You're going for something that resembles play-doh. Depending on the consistency, you may need to add more flour (up to 3 cups total)
  • Lots of times we'll divide the dough into thirds and add food coloring (⅓ white, ⅓ red, ⅓ green)
  • After adding the food coloring, check the dough's consistency again. You may need to add a bit more flour to compensate for the liquid the food coloring added
  • Place dough into cookie press fitted with a template. Form desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes