Go Back
+ servings
Classic Christmas Spritz cookies made with a cookie press
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

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
Keyword christmas cookie press cookies, how to make spritz cookies, spritz cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 144 cookies
Calories 40kcal


  • 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.


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