Christmas Cookie Press Cookies are classic spritz, meaning the sugar cookie dough is spritzed or squirted through a cookie press in different designs. Nothing says Christmas like these cute and classic sugar cookies.
Have you ever made Christmas Cookie Press Cookies?
They remind me of my childhood and taste like shortbread with a hint of almond flavoring. My grandmother and my aunt made these when I was little and they were always one of my favorite holiday treats!
There are so many different patterns you can use in the cookie press to make so many different cookie shapes. I love making different colored dough to make my Christmas cookie tray look extra special and festive! They are also cute with a variety of sprinkles on top.
I used a Wilton brand cookie press that I found on Ebay. I’ve also seen them in craft stores or the baking section at Walmart or Target.
How to Make Christmas Cookie Press Cookies
Follow the easy recipe below to make the sugar cookie dough.
Divide dough and add food coloring, if desired.
Place a third of the cookie dough in cookie press. Add the cookie pattern of your choice and close the lid.
Hold the cookie press upright, directly over the ungreased cookie sheet. The cookie press should be touching the cookie sheet.
Squeeze cookie press to release dough into desired cookie shape. Repeat process. Add sprinkles.
Space out your cookies about 2 inches apart and bake as directed.
Choose from 12 Cookie Design Disc Patterns
- Christmas Tree
- Dot Pattern
Pictured above, cookies made with the Christmas Tree, Heart and Starburst cookie press disc patterns.
I hope you will try this vintage recipe for Christmas Cookie Press Cookies this holiday season. It’s a fun project to do with your kids. And who doesn’t love sugar cookies. Let me know if you make them and which pattern is your favorite.
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!
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Christmas Cookie Press Cookies
- 5 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon food coloring gel color of your choice, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
- In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and extracts. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until dough is smooth.
- Divide dough and color, if desired. Fill barrel with dough and fit with desired discs. Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet. Add sprinkles, if desired.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack and cool completely. Makes 5-6 dozen cookies.
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