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Christmas Spritz Cookie Recipe (Perfect for Making with Kids!)

Set an afternoon aside this holiday season for some baking with family! Our Christmas spritz cookie recipe is a no-fail crowd pleaser (and extra fun to make).

Christmas spritz cookie recipe
Christmas spritz cookie recipe
Christmas spritz cookie recipe

Every year, I love to schedule a few hours with the kiddos just to do some holiday baking! We get the house decorated, turn on our favorite Christmas albums, and hunker down to bake the day away.

It’s a tradition that we have come to treasure over the last few years.

I’m sure you realize — baking with two toddlers is probably not anybody’s idea of relaxing, but it is definitely fun. We always have a ball, and the three of us are always super excited to try out a new recipe!

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Christmas spritz cookie recipe

What Are Spritz Cookies?

I had been wanting to test out making Christmas spritz cookies for years, but for some reason I was totally intimidated. Maybe because they’re so detailed and tiny, I thought it would be difficult.

But we were determined (the kids really just wanted to make tiny cookies so they could eat a whole bunch of them).

Spritz cookies are similar to a sugar cookie — sweet, buttery, and baked in adorable shapes. But whereas sugar cookies are shaped with cookie cutters, spritz cookies are squeezed out of a press.

In fact, that’s how they get their name. “Spritz” comes from the German word spritzen, which means “to squirt.” And that’s basically what you do when you’re making spritz cookies and squeezing them out of the cookie press.

Christmas spritz cookie recipe

If you’re here for the cookies, you’re in luck! You definitely need to take a peek at some of our other recipes.

Our Elf Movie cookies spent a few years going viral during the holidays (rightfully so, if I do say so myself). And these chewy, pillowy chai spice sugar cookies are the absolute perfect texture.

Christmas spritz cookie recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 c all-purpose flour
  • food coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 400. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time while continuing to beat.
  2. Add flour one cup at a time, beating until well mixed.
  3. Separate dough into sections, according to how many colors you’d like. We made five colors — pink, red, light green, dark green, and natural (uncolored). I used the same color ratios as we did in this recipe, if you’d like to match our colors. Add food coloring to the dough to mix your colors. An easy way to do this is to place dough on a plate, add a few drops of coloring on top, and smash the dough with a fork until the color is incorporated.
  4. Now comes the fun part! Choose your cookie shape and add a disc to your press. Put your first color of dough into the cookie press. Push the plunger down to eliminate any air bubbles. And press out your cookies onto one of the ungreased pans! The shapes are so cute.
  5. Bake for 7-9 minutes, depending on your oven.
Christmas spritz cookie recipe

Decorating Spritz Cookies

If you like, add some decorations! You can add bakeable decorations like sprinkles before they go in the oven, or drizzle them with chocolate or white chocolate after they’re baked.

The next step is to enjoy! We made some hot cocoa (extra marshmallows, duh) in these pretty mugs and hung out eating cookies and listening to Christmas music.

These would be the perfect cookies to make for a cookie swap or to share at a holiday party! Or just bring your friends and family together for an afternoon of baking like we did.

Christmas spritz cookie recipe

What are some of your favorite ways to entertain during the holidays? Leave a comment and tell me one of your best holiday memories. xoxo

Christmas spritz cookie recipe
Christmas spritz cookie recipe

Christmas Spritz Cookies

Yield: 50 Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes

Set an afternoon aside this holiday season for some baking with family! Our Christmas spritz cookie recipe is a no-fail crowd pleaser (and extra fun to make).

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 c all-purpose flour
  • food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time while continuing to beat.
  2. Add flour one cup at a time, beating until well mixed.
  3. Separate dough into sections, according to how many colors you'd like. We made five colors -- pink, red, light green, dark green, and natural (uncolored). I used the same color ratios as we did in this recipe, if you'd like to match our colors. Add food coloring to the dough to mix your colors. An easy way to do this is to place dough on a plate, add a few drops of coloring on top, and smash the dough with a fork until the color is incorporated.
  4. Now comes the fun part! Choose your cookie shape and add a disc to your press. Put your first color of dough into the cookie press. Push the plunger down to eliminate any air bubbles. And press out your cookies onto one of the ungreased pans! The shapes are so cute.
  5. Bake for 7-9 minutes, depending on your oven.

Notes

If you like, add some decorations! You can add bakeable decorations like sprinkles before they go in the oven, or drizzle them with chocolate or white chocolate after they're baked.

The next step is to enjoy! We made some hot cocoa (extra marshmallows, duh) in these pretty mugs and hung out eating cookies and listening to Christmas music.

These would be the perfect cookies to make for a cookie swap or to share at a holiday party! Or just bring your friends and family together for an afternoon of baking like we did.

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