Christmas Spritz Cookies


I love, love, love Christmas time! We start baking right around Thanksgiving and make cookies right up until Christmas Eve when we make our families Apple Kuchen.

I made these with my mother when I was little. Our cookie press was a bit different from the one I have now but they still have the stars, trees, and bar shapes that we love. These are real simple cookies that you can easily customize with your choice of food coloring, sprinkles, dip them in chocolate, and use different disks in your cookie press.

Verdict:

These were the same simple cookies I remember. Tasty with a nice almond flavor. You can use vanilla extract, lemon extract, etc… it is all up to you!

We needed to add a bit more flour than the recipe called for as we had been baking and our house was a bit warm and humid. You want the dough to be stiff enough to cut when you pull up onย  your cookie press but not too stiff that it doesn’t press. Try a cookie or two and adjust flour to your dough as needed.

  • Servings: 24-30 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract (or your choice)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • food colorings, sprinkles, as desired

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together butter, cream cheese, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in flour and stir until combined. If desired divide dough into three bowls and add food coloring as desired.
  5. Place about 1/3 of the dough into the press and make cookies approximately 2″ apart.
  6. Bake until edges are browning. Allow to rest 5 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
  7. Store in covered container up to 4 days or freeze up to two months.

 

29 Comments Add yours

  1. An old-fashioned favorite, in my opinion. ๐ŸŽ„

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! Need to pull out the old-fashioned favorites every once in a while.

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      1. I do agree. Itโ€™s what keeps us young-at-heart. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Megala says:

    Beautiful Christmas cookies that I would love to offer to kids in my neighborhood during Christmas !

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope they like them.

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  3. We need to make these! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like them!

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  4. I love Christmas too, we even celebrate it in July. Thanks for this yummy recipe, can’t wait to make it with my family.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      โค Hope you like it!

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  5. mistimaan says:

    Loved your yummy recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  6. They are so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  7. Rini says:

    I remember making spritz cookies. They’re so cute.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was fun to make them with my kids like I did when I was little.

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  8. syl65 says:

    The smell of Christmas cookies baking…the best!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Sylvester! You are so right!

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      1. syl65 says:

        Youโ€™re welcome, Marci! Have a great week!

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  9. These cookies sound great, Marci. I am saving this recipe for future use.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like them!

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  10. jyo says:

    Such an awesome recipe ๐Ÿ”

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It is definitely an oldie but a goodie!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  11. Myra says:

    Oh will try these. thanks. Sometime my recipe comes two greesy and I need to freeze it. any tips?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Are your butter and or cream cheese too soft? Also the humidity in your area and house can effect your dough.

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      1. Myra says:

        oh how should the butter and cream cheese bee? Cold from the fridge right?

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Slightly softened so you can work it into the sugar. You should be able to slightly press on it and have some resistance against your finger not be able to press it down to the middle easily.

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          1. Myra says:

            okay thanks.

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