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Spritz Cookies

close up overhead shot of spritz cookies on parchment paper
Our butter spritz cookies are a beautiful addition to your holiday baking with their intricate designs and amazing flavor.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 56
Calories 76 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup salted sweet cream butter softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces red candy melts
  • 8 ounces green candy melts
  • nonpareil sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Using a stand mixer, or a medium-size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter for 1 to 1 ½ minutes.
  • Add the granulated sugar and continue mixing for 1 more minute.
  • Add the egg, clear vanilla flavoring and almond extract. Mix medium-low speed until well combined.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, and mix on low just until the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Using a cookie press, select a decorator disk for each color. Fill the cookie press tube with the cookie dough.
  • Press the cookie dough onto an ungreased bare baking sheet, 2 inches apart. You can sprinkle a few of the cookies with nonpareils.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to completely cool.
  • Using 2 small heat-safe bowls, pour ½ the bag of the green candy melts in one bowl, and ½ the bag of red candy melts into the other bowl.
  • Microwave the candy melts for 1 minute and stir. Continue to microwave in 20-second intervals,stirring after each interval until the candies are completely melted and smooth.
  • Dip each cookie halfway into the desired color of candy melts. Place the dipped cookies onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Evenly sprinkle the dipped section of cookie with the nonpareils. Allow the candy-dipped section of the cookie to completely dry and harden before serving.

Notes

PRO TIP: If you do not have a cookie press, you can use a piping bag with a decorator’s tip. 
 
PRO TIP: If the dough comes out misshapen or comes out only partially shaped, you can just load dough back into the cookie press.
 
PRO TIP: It is very important to decorate the unbaked cookie dough before baking. The sprinkles will not adhere to the baked cookie dough.
 
PRO TIP: If you are using a darker colored baking sheet, watch the baking time because they will bake quicker on a dark sheet.
PRO TIP: Don't leave your stirring spoon in the baking melts when you're done because the baking melts go hard and your spoon will get stuck and you can't put metal in the microwave to soften it again.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 34mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 106IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg