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Spritz Cookies

The German gave me her cookie press when I got married and it’s on its last leg.  That wonderful workhorse has lasted through at least 40 Christmases.

Spritz Cookie Press

It’s a vintage aluminum tube with a screw-on top.  You crank the handle and it pushes the dough through the tube to get the desired length and form for your cookies.  I don’t know what I’m going to do when it finally gives way…maybe start hunting through antique shops for one.

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I have a newer Wilton cookie press, but it’s just not my old one.  A baker wants what she wants, no?

Nevertheless, old or new cookie press, one of our favorite family favs is the Spritz cookie.

Who doesn’t love a good butter cookie?

When I bake these during the holidays, I always make more than intended, so I can stash some in the freezer until after the Christmas/New Year’s rush has passed.  Then I wait for a particularly cold and miserable day, make some hot chocolate and grab a few cookies from the freezer.  Talk about making all right with the world again.  So much YES!

Spritz Cookies

Yield: About 5 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract


  1. Heat over to 400°.
  2. Mix butter and salt.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  4. Place dough in cookie press; form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake until set but not brown, 6 to 9 minutes.
  6. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.


* Chocolate Spritz: Stir in 2 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate (cool) into butter mixture.

With the holidays so far ahead of us, I figured this may be the time to start seriously looking for a new vintage press.

Cause come on, we gotta have these cookies.



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Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Oh my yumminess!! These look amazing! I have never heard of Spritz Cookies but I think I'm going to be in love. Thanks for sharing at The Mommy Club Link Party.

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Never EVER?! Oh, my. You must remedy this by baking them. I apologize in advance for what will be your new addiction.

Judith @WholeHeartedHome

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

These seriously look delish!! I have them pinned so I don't have to wonder where I saw them!! I'm so glad I found you linked up next to me over at MYHSM

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 20th of March 2014

I honestly have yet to meet the person who doesn't love these! Thanks for sharing!

Pary Moppins

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

I need one of these right now. Seriously. In my hands I need one...or two...or five...

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

I'm with ya, sista.

Diane Ugo

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

Im always looking for new cookie or biscuit recioes and they're one of the few baked goods that my sons will eat. I would love to give these a try, would you have measurement s in grams or pounds for the ingredients, especislly the butter. Thanks.

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

I don't have the measurements in grams, but I bet if you googled a converter, that would do the trick. Hope your son loves these!

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