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marion's spritz cookies

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Maureen Haddock
Saskatoon, SK

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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 pressing them out. Have fun with your Christmas cookie tray this year and add these spritz cookies to it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For marion's spritz cookies

  • 1 cup
  • 1 cup
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make marion's spritz cookies

  • Butter, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
    In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Eggs added to the mixing bowl.
    Add the eggs and beat well.
  • Flour and salt added to the mixing bowl.
    Add the flour and salt. Mix until blended. If making a colored dough, add a few drops of color to all or just a portion of the batter at this point.
  • Pressing cookies onto a baking sheet.
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Press the dough through a cookie press and transfer onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • A tray of spritz cookies.
    Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. (This varies with the type pan and the oven. Sometimes they are cooked in 8 minutes, so keep an eye on them.)
  • Adding colored sugar to the cookies after being baked.
    If decorating the cookie with colored sugar, sprinkle over the cookies before they bake.
  • Marion's Spritz Cookies decorated and on a wire rack.
    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.