Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 8 mins

My favorite cookie to make at Christmas. Love the butter and almond flavor.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter; gradually add sugar.
  4. Blend in egg and almond extract; beat well.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  6. Press dough through cookie press onto ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle with colored decorating sugar.
  8. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

This is a good recipe. I like to use 1 tsp of almond extract and also add 1 tsp of vanilla. it gives the cookies a great flavor.

Beckery October 05, 2002

This is an excellent recipe. They have such a great almond flavor. The only thing different that I did was to use a few drops of food coloring instead of the sugar. This one is definately going into my cookbook of favorite cookies.

Kitsmama December 11, 2002

Spritz are a tradition for my family and over the years we have tried various recipes. I have modify my recipe based on our favorite three. Instead of one egg, I use 3 egg yolks. And I use 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes on parchment and let cool on the sheet. They turn out melt-in-your-mouth delicious!!!

Chef Ali L December 20, 2009