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classic holiday spritz cookie
4 from 2 votes

Classic Holiday Spritz Cookies

A buttery Holiday cookie that can be colored for seasonal decorating. We make dozens for Christmas and share with family and friends! You do need a cookie press to make these cookies! A wonderful kitchen tool!
Course Cookie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 41kcal
Author Eileen


  • 1 cup light butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 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.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 8mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg