These Spritz Cookies are crisp and buttery and have a rich vanilla flavor. Just a few simple ingredients
and a cookie press are all you need to make these Christmas classics!We're already on Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies extravaganza and today I'm bringing you my second recipe! These Spritz Cookies are a family favorite. They are light and crunchy and not overly sweet. Perfect for gift giving, bringing to holiday parties, or just for your family. (Santa loves them, too!)
What I love about these cookies is how easy they are to make. You start with a very simple dough and use a cookie press to create your favorite designs. The press comes with several disks so you can make these cookies all year long, even for different holidays, so they aren't just for Christmas. Add sprinkles or decorative candies before you bake the cookies.
Don't forget to scroll down to the end of this post for more delicious cookie recipes!
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes approx. 4 dozen cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer, a little at a time, beating until just combined.
Place the dough in a cookie press and form shapes on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 5 to 6 minutes, or until the cookies are set but not brown. Immediately remove the cookies from the sheet and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
Welcome to 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee. Some of my dearest blogger friends and I will be filling the holiday season with all kinds of delicious cookies! Be sure to follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies. We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness and pin your favorite recipes. May your holidays be sweet!
12 Days of Cookies Recipes: Day 5
Chocolate Mint Thumbrints from The Freshman Cook
Clint's Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking With Carlee
Lemon Sprinkles from A Palatable Pastime
Mocha Drop Cookies from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies from Feeding Big
Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies from Family Around the Table
Pebber Nodder from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Spritz Cookies from The Chef Next Door
Tender Italian Sugar Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal