Decorating Christmas Spritz Cookies: A Quick and Easy Biscuit Recipe

Updated on December 26, 2017
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Christmas Spritz Cookies
Christmas Spritz Cookies | Source

Spritz cookies are great for Christmas. They are really easy to make and taste delicious. The quickest way to make the desired shapes is to use a piping bag fitted with a 1cm diameter open star tip. Other designs can also be used to create rosettes, stars, and even Christmas trees.

The spritz cookies also make great gifts for family and friends, after all, Christmas is a time for sharing and indulging. Wrap them in clear cellophane paper and decorate with ribbons. They will look fantastic.

Here is how to make those delicious Christmas spritz cookies. The ingredients required are:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • glacé cherries, halved

  1. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy and well blended. Then, add and beat in egg yolks, salt and vanilla essence. Sift flour into the butter mixture. Stir the flour into the mixture until well blended. Stir in 3 tablespoons milk and mix well until a soft dough is formed.
  2. Prepare two baking trays and line them with baking paper. Fill a piping bag with dough and squeeze out the cookies onto the tray. Make the cookies into 3 cm rosettes or star shapes. Space out the cookies at least 2 cm apart. If the shapes do not come out quite right, put them back in the piping bag and form the shapes again. It is that easy to make them all perfectly shaped.
  3. Decorate cookies with glacé cherries or sugar sprinkles.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C and bake one tray at a time for 10 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and let them cool.
  5. Store the cookies in airtight jars. They can be stored for up to 10 days in the jars, and up to one month in the refrigerator.

Spritz cookies cooling on the wire rack.  Watch out for the cookie monster stealing a few of them when you are not looking!
Spritz cookies cooling on the wire rack. Watch out for the cookie monster stealing a few of them when you are not looking! | Source

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      • anima knitts profile image

        Lejla M.S. 

        3 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegovina

        This looks great. Voted Up :)

      • rebeccamealey profile image

        Rebecca Mealey 

        3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        Still loving this cookie recipe!

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        Hezekiah 

        3 years ago from Japan

        These look really delicious, thank you for sharing.

      • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

        lady rain 

        4 years ago from Australia

        rebeccamealey, I hope you'll get to make some spritz cookies this Christmas. I'll be baking lots of them this year because they always disappear before Christmas is even here! Thank you for leaving a comment.. Merry Christmas!

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        Rebecca Mealey 

        4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        It's great to get a spritz cookie recipe, I love these

        But have only hadthem from the bakery. Pinning to my holiday foods board.

      • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

        lady rain 

        6 years ago from Australia

        luciaguidolin, thank you! You should try out these Christmas spritz cookies, they are so easy to make. I like your apple crisp recipe, will try that soon. Thank you for stopping by.

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        luciaguidolin38 

        6 years ago

        i can't wait to try these they look so so good in the picture! you should check out my blog if you get a chance! :)

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        lady rain 

        6 years ago from Australia

        randomcreative, thanks! Have a great Christmas. Cheers!

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        Rose Clearfield 

        6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        These are such a classic! Thanks for sharing!

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        lady rain 

        6 years ago from Australia

        Pinkchic18, baking these cookies gets me in the Christmas mood every year and I love cookies!

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        Sarah Carlsley 

        6 years ago from Minnesota

        These look so tasty! I have such a sweet tooth for Christmas cookies right now!

      • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

        lady rain 

        6 years ago from Australia

        instantlyfamily, I love giving baked gifts, too, and it is a great feeling to be able to share homemade cookies with family and friends. Thank you for stopping by.

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        instantlyfamily 

        6 years ago

        I love giving baked gifts! Thanks for the new recipe.

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