Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe is 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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter (refrigerator temp for electric mixer, slightly softened for hand mixing, margarine or shortening can)
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 13 cup sour cream
  • 2 34 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cream butter and sugar well. *(See note below.).
  3. Beat in egg yolk, sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients and gradually blend into the creamed mixture.
  5. Fill cookie press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet, decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes. Checking for a slightly set or very slightly browned cookie at 10 minutes. If needed, bake another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove cookies from baking sheet while warm & transfer to wire rack to cool.
  8. Decorate if desired or enjoy them plain.
  9. Store in an air-tight container and layered between foil or waxed paper, if needed. These cookies freeze well.
Most Helpful

5 5

I like these with 1/2 tsp of fresh nutmeg. I double the recipe because they go too fast otherwise.

4 5

I have made this recipe every year for over a decade. It is always one of my most popular cookies. Only issue I have had is problems with the dough sticking to the press. Seems to help if the dough is kept cold.