How to Make Spritz Holiday Cookies

How to Make Spritz Holiday Cookies | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Preppy Kitchen on Youtube


These soft, buttery, and delicious spritz cookies taste just like sugar cookies—a must during the holidays! And they’re perfect for holiday gifts as well.  Preppy Kitchen on YouTube shares with us a super easy to whip up cookie dough recipe with no chilling time required. They’re flavored with vanilla and almond extract. You can also create them in different and fun colors and use a cookie press to create intricate and beautiful festive shapes.



  • 1 pound of unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar (34 cup)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • One large egg
  • Cookie press
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • Food coloring
  • 2 and a third cups all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

spritz cookies ingredients
Image credit: Preppy Kitchen on Youtube

Attach your paddle mixer or get out your hand mixer. In the mixing bowl, drop in 1 cup of unsalted soft butter slices, 34 of a cup of sugar, and 12 tsp of salt. Mix the combination until it is well combined and fluffy. While it’s mixing, add in 1 large egg.  Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and 1 tsp of almond extract to add more flavor. Scrape down the side of the bowl with a spatula and mix it again evenly.  Optional: drop some food coloring on the mixture and mix it again.  Add 2 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour. Scrape down the flour with the mixture before mixing.

Place the dough in a spritz cookie press.  Grab a pan and pump out the spritz cooking press, or use a piping tip and a piping bag.  To add decoration, add some sprinkles!

making spritz cookies tutorial
Image credit: Preppy Kitchen on Youtube

Place the cookies in the oven and let them bake. The spritz cookie recipe bakes quickly, so keep an eye on them.

Allow the cookies to cool and firm up for a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

When they’re finally ready, place them on plates with beautiful painted designs to compliment the colors. Serve to family and friends. Enjoy every bite!

How to Make Spritz Holiday Cookies

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