Spritz Cookies

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by Wendelina

This by far the best spritz cookie recipe I've found. The cookies turn out light and buttery with a hint of almond flavor. The dough is easy to handle. I double the batch - they don't last long! I also split the batch and add green food coloring for some of them.

Top Review by cindjo717

the dough was easy to work with ,but I found that even if I let the cookies cool long enough it was hard to get them off the cookie sheet. they stuck and they tended to crack easially. I don't know whether it is because I didn't use the cookie press.. I just used cutouts... they tasted really good...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutions!)
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 12 cups sifted flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • food coloring, if desired


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add in eggs and flavorings.
  3. Mix in flour and salt.
  4. Mix in food coloring with your hands at this point if so desired.
  5. Let chill in refridgerator until the dough is easy to handle.
  6. Load into cookie press and press cookies.
  7. Bake at 350 for 5-8 minutes or until edges barely start to brown.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet for a minute or two before removing or the cookies will break.

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