Spritz Cookies With Sprinkles RecipeSpritz cookies with sprinkles recipe

The closer we get to Christmas, the more time I spend in the kitchen.  I love baking up holiday treats for any occasion.  Sometimes I gift them to friends or family, sometimes its just fun to whip up a batch of cookies with the kids.  My favorite cookies are the ones that bring back memories of when I was younger.  These spritz cookies do just that and are pretty tasty too!

Spritz cookies with sprinkles recipe

My grandma was always in the kitchen during the holidays.  She was always cooking or baking or frying up something delicious.  Ever since I can remember I was always right by her side.  We fried zucchini together, we mixed homemade pasta sauce together and we made cookies together.  Her absolute favorite was spritz cookies.  They were (and still are!) so easy to make and the recipe makes a ton!

Spritz cookies with sprinkles recipe

I haven’t had spritz cookies in such a long time though.  Once she passed, we just didn’t make them as often anymore.  But last Christmas my mom bought me a Wilton Cookie Pro (affiliate link) and I was super excited to try it out.  The kids were fascinated with it and couldn’t wait to press out the cookies.  We spent all afternoon decorating little spritz cookies and just laughing together.

Easy spritz cookie recipe

Like I mentioned before, this recipe will make a bunch of cookies, close to 5 dozen.  They are smaller, but perfect for giving out as gifts or handing out at a cookie exchange.  Make sure to have different colored sprinkles or colored sugars on hand to decorate!  We only have one bottle of multi-colored sprinkles and some left over Halloween ones in the cabinet before we got started.  The kids did not mind at all though.

These spritz cookies are really easy to make.  You do need the cookie press in order to make them though.  Once you have the press and the dough, just press them out on a pan and bake!

Ingredients to Make Spritz Cookies with Sprinkles

  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extractSpritz cookies with sprinkles recipe
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder together in a bowl.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar in another bowl.  Add egg, milk and extracts to the mix.
  4. Add the flour mixture and combine well.
  5. Fill your cookie press with dough and press out cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.  Let cool and enjoy!
  7. Makes 7-8 dozen spritz cookies.

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Here’s to more holiday baking friends!

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Kelley is a food blogger, photography, licensed Texas REALTOR and most importantly - mom to two rambunctious kiddos. She blogs at thegrantlife.com and shares easy recipes along with stories of her days as a work at home mom.

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