Who doesn’t love a decorative and delicious Christmas cookie! One of my favorites is Easy Classic Holiday Spritz Cookies! These are so festive and a great cookie to have the kids help decorate!
I really do love any Holiday celebration! Christmas is a favorite! Baking for Christmas is a family tradition! This is one area where I really don’t worry too much about calories. I do make some lower fat cookies! Generally, I bake our favorites and advocate moderation and exercise! This cookie is the bomb..but I don’t eat all 50 cookies! Okay, I could, but I don’t! Share these Classic Holiday Spritz Cookies with family and friends! You will receive lots of hugs!!
I love a great Holiday cookie!My family does not eat a lot of sweets so when we indulge, we love a great sweet! These Holiday Spritz Cookies are so buttery and festive! I have been making this recipe since I was a child! I was given a cookie press and the rest is history! I make Holiday Spritz Cookies for all Holidays! The fun is in separating the dough into groups. I use food coloring to color the dough. Obviously for Christmas, I use red and green food coloring! Then a batch without any coloring! We decorate them and its a blast!
If you do not already have a cookie press, get one! They are easy to use and I am telling you,this cookie recipe is the best! Just ask my family and friends…they love these babies! If you are looking for a few great Holiday cookie recipes, try my Rugelach! If you haven’t already, that cookie is a must make too!
What are your Holiday cookie traditions and what are your favorite recipes?
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Classic Holiday Spritz Cookies
- 1 cup light butter, softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ teaspoon salt
- 4-5 drops red food coloring, see notes
- 4-5 drops green food coloring see notes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Blend well.
- Add in egg and vanilla to combine well.
- Gently stir in the flour and salt.
- At this point, divide dough into equal portions. Depending on the Holiday, use food coloring to color match the Holiday. For Christmas, I use green, red, and leave a portion plain and I use Holiday spritz cut-outs.
- Fill the cookie press according to manufacturers instructions.
- Use desired shapes and press on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Decorate with your colored sugars and sprinkles.
- Bake until set. I have never gone past 6 minutes.
- Move cookies to cooking rack to cool. Can be frozen for about 1 month.
- use food coloring or gel to color the cookie dough to your color preference.
- Nutritional value is estimated as ingredients and size of portions can vary.