It has been a tradition in my family since I can remember to make spritz cookies. Every year I remember my mom getting her cookie press out when it was time to make cookies. Of course my favorite part was being able to lick the bowl when she was done. No, I did not ever get sick or die from eating raw cookie dough. Trust me, I ate a lot.
Now, it is tradition in my family to make these beloved family cookies. My mom gave me her cookie press from when she first got married. This is the one I use to make my cookies. Sorry this one is no longer available for sale. According to my friends these I would recommend the Wilton cookie press. The reason these spritz cookies are so popular is they make a ton and they are easy to decorate. Spritz cookies just melt in your mouth and they are only one small bite.
Holiday Spritz Cookies
Ingredients for Homemade Holiday Spritz Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a cookie press
Directions how to make Holiday Spritz Cookies
1. To start preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Cream together butter and sugar. Then beat in egg yolk, sour cream and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Then slowly stir flour mixture into butter mixture.
4. Once the cookie mixture is combined, place dough into a cookie press and press cookies onto a Silpat baking mat on a baking sheet.
5. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 12 minutes, until golden. Then let the cookies cool 5 minutes on sheet before moving to wire rack to cool completely.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk, sour cream and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture.
- Once the cookie press is full combined, place dough into a cookie press and press cookies onto a Silpat baking mat on a baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven 10 to 12 minutes, until golden. Cool 5 minutes on sheet before moving to wire rack to cool completely.
I am so glad this recipe makes hundreds of cookies. Spritz cookies are very easy to sneak a few during holiday parties. Find more cookie recipes to make for the holidays. This recipe is perfect if you are attending several holiday parties. Just make a big batch of spritz cookies and split them up and you will have enough to bring to several parties and only have to bake once!
What are your favorite holiday traditions?