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Classic Christmas Spritz cookies made with a cookie press
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Christmas Cookie Press Cookies

Also called classic spritz because the sugar cookie dough is spritzed or squirted through a mechanical cookie press in a variety of patterns such as a flower or heart.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 144 cookies
Calories 40kcal


  • 5 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ 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.


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg