Spritz Cookies Recipe

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Spritz are a delicate, yet crisp, little cookie with a deep buttery flavor and a hint of almond.  Spritz is a German word meaning ‘to squirt.’  We Squirt the soft dough through a cookie press, fitted with various designs, directly onto the baking sheet.  The dough can be tinted with food color and decorated with candy, sprinkles, fruit pieces, chopped nuts, currants or raisins.

Serves: 68 cookies


For the Cookies:
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
⅔ cup granulated sugar
2¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Vanilla Glaze:
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon corn syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla
Food color, colored sugar, nuts, candied fruits or candy as a garnish and decoration if desired.


  1. To make the cookies preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Add the flour, salt, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Blend on low speed until combined. Place the dough in the cookie press.
  2. Press the dough onto ungreased cold cookie sheets. Decorate as desired. Repeat with the next batch but be sure to use a cold cookie sheet.
  3. Visit Spritz Cookies @ savingdessert.com for full instructions.

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