Simple Butter Spritz Cookies

These Simple Butter Spritz Cookies are a delicious Christmas tradition. Similar to shortbread cookies, Spritz Cookies are buttery and soft, but these also have a hint of almond flavour. Make them with a cookie press and add sprinkles to make them festive!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes, making sure to scrape the sides often.
  3. Then add the egg, vanilla and almond extract, mix until creamy.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the salt and flour.
  5. Remove the whisk attachment from the stand mixer and use the paddle attachment for the next step.
  6. Then add the flour mixture to the butter mix and beat until just combined. Don’t over mix or your cookies will be dense.
  7. Using a cookie press (with your choice of stamp decoration), press the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing the cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart. Make sure to follow the directions for the set up of your cookie press.
  8. Decorate with sprinkles if you like.
  9. Bake for 6 minutes. The cookies should be slightly golden along the bottom edges, but the cookies should not be golden.
  10. Cool the cookies on wire cooling racks.
  11. NOTE: Make sure to cool the baking sheets between batches. When I do this I let the sheets cool enough that I can pick them up with my hands, then I put them in the fridge until I need them.

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