Christmas Spritz Cookies

Recipe by RecipeNut
READY IN: 32mins


  • 2 14
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 1 14
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • red glazed cherries (optional)
  • green glazed cherries (optional)
  • decorative candies (optional)
  • Icing
  • 1 12
  • 2
    tablespoons milk (plus additional, if needed)
  • 18
    teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place flour and salt in medium bowl; stir to combine.
  • Beat powdered sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg, almond extract and vanilla.
  • Gradually add flour mixture--mix until well blended.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • If desired, tint half of dough with green food coloring.
  • Fit cookie press with desired plate (or change plates for different shapes after first batch).
  • Fill press with dough; press dough 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Decorate cookies with cherries and assorted candies, if desired.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until just set.
  • Remove cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Prepare Icing, if desired.
  • Pipe or drizzle on cooled cookies.
  • Decorate with cherries and assorted candies, if desired.
  • Store tightly covered at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.
  • --Icing--.
  • Place all ingredients in medium bowl; stir until thick, but spreadable. (If icing is too thick, stir in 1 teaspoon additional milk).