Mamie Eisenhower's Swedish Spritzbaaken Cookies

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe was donated by Mrs. Eisenhower during her husband's term in office to a church cookbook of cookie recipes that my mother gave me recently.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and butter.
  2. Add beaten eggs and yolks.
  3. Then flour gradually, then vanilla to taste.
  4. Use cookie press and form your own design.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven (350° or 375°) 20 minutes or until done.
  6. Should be light in color.
  7. These bake very quickly and need to be watched constantly.


Most Helpful

My grandmother used to make these cookies using this same exact recipe when I was a little girl. When she passed away, I thought the recipe was lost. These are awsome cookies - I've never had any better.

Terie December 06, 2002

This recipe is exactly like my Swedish Grandmother's. They are wonderful.To make these easier to prepare, I have a small star attachment to my cookie press, and because of Carpol Tunnel Syndrome, I found a press that runs on batteries, that has a large star. I stick (with some dough) the large star to the small star and line it up so the dough will come out of the press as a small star. It works! Now I run long S's, and cut these at about 2 1/4 inches, and put ends together. There are presses on the market that have the small star, and if you don't have a problem twisting the dough out, it can still be done, doing the S's, instead of trying to press out each individual shape. They also look more homemade. You can add food coloring to the dough, so they will look like wreaths. I hope this helps. This is the way my Grandmother use to do it. Happy Holidays. Barbara

Barbara H December 18, 2002

These were pretty good cookies, although they didnt come out of my press very well...also a first time using a press, so maybe I dont know how to use them either, but I added another 3/4-1 cup flour (which still didnt help it come out any easier), and they were SO good. They were gone before I had the other batch in the oven, and by the 3rd batch everyone was just eating them cuz they tasted good. LOL Thanks for the recipe!

~*Miss Diggy*~ October 14, 2002

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