Traditional Butter Spritz
My Traditional Butternut Spritz Cookies are quite possibly a tradition to every family I know! A wonderful German cookie that is a delicate, crisp, little cookie with a deep buttery flavor and a hint of almond.
Countdown to Christmas Cookies - Week 8
Today is the last day of my Countdown to Christmas cookies. Today is Christmas Eve. Today is also MY BIRTHDAY!!! So in honor of my birthday and Christmas Eve I am bringing you my extremely Traditional Butter Spritz Cookies.
What Christmas holiday cookie plate would be complete without these classic Butter Spritz Cookies? My grandmother then my mother made these every Christmas season since I was little, and now I make them. Butter Spritz cookies are a Christmas tradition in my family.
They are simple butter cookies, shaped by putting the dough through a cookie press. The name comes from the German word spritzen, meaning “to squirt” because the soft dough is squirted or pushed through a cookie press to make fancy designs. And I simply love it!
Y’all these are seriously one of my all-time favorite cookies!
Squirt from cookie press.
Glaze or Sprinkle.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Food coloring, is desired
- Decorations or sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together on medium speed, until light and fluffy.
- Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food coloring if desired.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Place dough in a cookie press. Form shapes on untreated baking sheet; sprinkle if toppings.
- Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set; do not brown.
- Immediately remove from baking sheet to a wire rack.