These Christmas spritz cookies are perfect for the holiday season! They're easy Christmas cookies made using a cookie press and decorated with Christmas sprinkles!
These Christmas spritz cookies are one of the easiest Christmas cookies you can make! It's made with a cookie press which stamps out various designs for Christmas, such as Christmas trees, wreaths, and snowflakes!
Holiday spritz cookies are perfect for any cookie exchange because they keep well and can even be made in advance!
You can also add jam to some of the designs to make Jam Spritz Cookies as seen below!
- Flour - Use cake flour for a more delicate crumb.
- Egg - I used a large egg.
- Butter - If using salted butter, leave out the additional salt.
- Extract - Vanilla and almond extract are a great combination.
- Flavorings - You can add additional flavors like lemon or orange zest.
- Sprinkles - Use any sprinkles of your choice! Otherwise you can also decorate with frosting after baking.
How to make Christmas Spritz Cookies
- Cream together the room temperature butter and sugar until light and fluffy and the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat on high until well mixed.
- Add the flour and salt and mix until well combined. Add the cookie dough to the cookie press inserted with your design of choice.
- Stamp out the cookies using your cookie press and add Christmas sprinkles. To help sprinkles stick to the cookies, lightly spray them with water prior to adding sprinkles. Be careful not to spray too much water as it can cause the colors to bleed out.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes or until you see lightly golden edges.
- For the best Christmas spritz cookies, make sure your butter is room temperature and softened in advance. It makes it easier to cream together the butter and sugar.
- Use a hand mixer or stand mixer when creaming the butter and sugar. Make sure the sugar has completely dissolved before adding the eggs.
- Prior to adding sprinkles, you can lightly spray the cookies with water to help the sprinkles stay on.
I hope you enjoy these Christmas spritz cookies! Please leave a rating and comment to let me know how you liked them! -Jamie
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Christmas Spritz Cookies
- 2 ¼ cup flour - - (270g); all purpose or cake flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter - - (230g or 2 sticks); softened at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest or orange zest
- Cream butter and sugar: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the softened butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on medium high speed for about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.1 cup unsalted butter, ¾ cup sugar
- Add wet ingredients: Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract to the bowl and beat on high until the mixture becomes soft and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl halfway through. Add optional zest at this point.1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon lemon zest or orange zest
- Add dry ingredients: Add the flour and salt to the mixture and slowly mix together until you have smooth batter. If the batter becomes too thick for a hand mixer, you can mix it with a spatula.2 ¼ cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt
- Make cookie shapes: Line a baking pan with parchment paper or silicone paper. Insert any Christmas disc in your cookie press and then add in the cookie dough. Stamp out designs according to its instructions.
- Decorate with sprinkles: Decorate with Christmas sprinkles. To help sprinkles to stay on better, lightly spray cookies with water prior to adding sprinkles. Too much water and the sprinkle color can bleed out.Christmas sprinkles
- Bake: Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 7 to 9 minutes or until the edges start to turn a light golden brown. If you prefer softer cookies take them out closer to 7 minutes.
✎ Recipe Notes
*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.