Marion's Spritz Cookies

Maureen Haddock


Spritz cookies have a colourful history, come in all shapes, and all of my grandchildren have taken their turns making them, while still in their preschool years. I own several spritz guns or presses, and I love to study the history of this cookie. My favourite recipe comes to my family from Marion, my friend of 47 years. I have recently made a pilot for television, featuring two of my grandchildren making spritz cookies. Check out a little sample at

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We love making spritz cookies during the holidays. You don't have to bother with cookie cutters. The cookie press does the work and you can make different shapes. They're fun to decorate too. This recipe makes buttery and sweet spritz cookies. The dough is firm and ideal for making the perfect spritz cookies. Have fun with your Christmas cookie tray this year and add these spritz cookies to it. The Test Kitchen


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How to Make Marion's Spritz Cookies


  1. Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. Add flour and salt. Mix until blended. After the dough is complete, add a few drops of color to all or just a portion of the batter (if you want some cookies colored).
  4. Press through a cookie maker onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies at 375°F for 10 to12 minutes. (This varies with the type pan and the oven. Sometimes they are cooked in 8 minutes.)
  6. If decorating the cookie with colored sugar, sprinkle over cookies before they bake.
  7. Add icing sugar after placing them on a cooling rack. These cookies can be frozen, but they keep well in a tin for a week. They never last longer than that! Tip: Check out garage sales and vintage stores to find old presses.

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About Marion's Spritz Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom

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