Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

Another favorite recipe from the booklet supplied with the Mirro brand Cookie & Pastry Press. There is no refrigeration required. I searched Zaar for the spritz cookie recipes I use from this book, to share with a fellow chef, but they weren't posted yet. *For tips on obtaining the best results possible with your cookie press, check out my photo demo in the Kitchen Gadgets & Appliances forum; click the link on my profile page or copy and paste this address:

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 cups sifted flour
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter (refrigerator temp or only slightly softened, margarine or shortening can be subbed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together in a bowl.
  2. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles pie crust or biscuit mix (very fine lumps).
  3. Crack an egg into a glass, liquid measuring cup. A large egg will measure 1/4 cup. If it doesn't, add water to reach the 1/4 cup line.
  4. Add the egg, water (if needed) and the vanilla to the flour mixture and beat the mixture well.
  5. Fill cookie press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets (aluminum preferred for best heat distribution).
  6. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are just set or very slightly browned. Check cookies at the 10 minute mark and bake 1-2 minutes longer, if needed.
  7. Remove immediately to cooling racks.
Most Helpful

These cookies were a delight to have with a nice cup of tea, but Oh my!!! what a mess I got in making them, even the dog was laughing at me. But hay ho, I got there in the end. I bought a cookie press about a year ago and not used it, but I will not give in. I WILL make prettier ones. Tink you make them so pretty. but they are a very nice cookie and I WILL!!! make them again, I think by Christmas I should of mastered it. LOL. Made for ZWT#6 2010.

Tea Jenny May 28, 2010

This is the recipe I remember as a kid. I also remember the Mirro cookie press. Manual. UGH. But the cookies were great!! It was a boom when the Super Shooter came around back in the late 70's or early 80's. This makes recipe makes THE BEST spritz cookies!!! Enjoy!

BirdHappy December 08, 2012