Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe

Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe

Hailing from Scandinavia, this buttery cookie’s name is derived from the German word spritzen, which means “to squirt,” because the dough is pushed through a cookie press.

You can thank Mirro, an aluminum factory in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, for introducing the metal cookie press stateside in the 1930s. Vintage models can be scooped up on Etsy.

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6 dz.

Prep Time:
30 mins

Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins


  • 1 c.

    (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1/2 c.

    granulated sugar

  • 1

    large egg

  • 1 tsp.

    pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • 2 1/4 c.

    all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

  • Red and green gel food coloring

  • Sprinkles and sparkling sugar, for decorating