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Every year, I love to schedule a few days 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.
This year I teamed with one of my favorite brands, Bed Bath & Beyond, to share some Christmas cheer with you, and I thought it would be the perfect chance to document one of our baking days! I’m sure you realize — baking with two toddlers is probably not anybody’s idea of relaxing, but it is definitely fun. We had a ball, and the three of us were super excited to try out this new recipe!
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). I love the selection of OXO kitchen items at Bed Bath & Beyond, so we tried the OXO spritz cookie press and these jelly roll pans. It turned out to be the perfect combo to make amazing spritz cookies.
We grabbed some other fun Christmas decor and cute holiday kitchen items (see all the links below!) to make the day super festive. It really is a one-stop-shop for all the holiday stuff you could possibly need. And btw, we officially decided that we always want a tree in the kitchen during the holidays.
Christmas Spritz Cookie Recipe
- 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
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.
Add flour one cup at a time, beating until well mixed.
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). 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.
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.
Bake for 7-9 minutes, depending on your oven.
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.
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
Hit up Bed Bath & Beyond for everything that you see in our holiday cookie baking adventure!
Tiered Marble Server
Red Checked Napkins
Christmas Tree Cookie Jar