Basic Spritz Cookie Dough for Pressed Cookies

Julia Ferguson


I make these cookies every Christmas, Usually in the shape of a tree. They are one of my favorites. I sprinkle with colored sanding sugar or decorate with silver dragees. I think the silver dragees make them look elegant. This recipe was included in the directions with my Mirro Cookie/Pastry Press.

P.S. I like these better than sugar cookies.


★★★★★ 2 votes

60-70 cookies
20 Min


  • 1 c
    shortening, any solid shortening may be used. for flavor, use at least half butter or margarine.
  • 3/4 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder

How to Make Basic Spritz Cookie Dough for Pressed Cookies


  1. Cream shortening, butter and sugar well.
    Beat in egg and vanilla
    Sift together dry ingredients.
    Gradually blend dry ingredients with butter mixture.
    Fill cookie press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. (I line my cookie sheets with parchment paper.)
    Bake at 375 degree F. 10-12 minutes. Yield 60-70 cookies.

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About Basic Spritz Cookie Dough for Pressed Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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