Do you know those adorable little Christmas cookies you see on almost every Christmas cookie tray? You know, the cookies that are always uniform and perfect?! Those are Spritz cookies and they are a melt-in your mouth, as soon as they hit your tongue butter cookie.
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These fragile yet delicious cookies are originally from Scandinavian countries; it is unknown which exact country. These cookies are a very buttery sugar cookie. The reason these little cookies always look so precise and exact is that you push the dough through a cookie press. The word “spritz” comes from the German word "spritzen”, which means to squirt.
These cookies are a Christmas tradition around the world due to the fun nature of making them. Trust me, using the cookie press is extremely fun. The one I used is the Wilton Preferred Press Cookie Press, 13-Piece set. I got a little carried away when I was making them the other day. My mom who was baking them with me said I was like someone who was using a staple gun for the first time, ha!
This year if you are looking to try a new Christmas cookie, I recommend trying the Spritz cookies! They are super easy to make and a blast to make. Make sure you have the family with you, then they can watch you go crazy pressing dough onto the cookie sheet like me!
- 1/2 cup of butter, softened
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp. of milk
- 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- food coloring, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg, milk and vanilla
- Combine flour and salt, slowly add to the creamed mixture until just combined. Add food coloring if desired.
- Fill cookie press and form into desired shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet. You can decorate with sugars or sprikles here.
- Bake for 8 mins, or until edges are brown. Let cool before serving.