green and white Spritz cookies on a baking rack

Classic Spritz Cookies

Create a new holiday tradition with this classic Spritz Cookies Recipe.  Sharing my favorite cookie press as well as instructions for how to make Spritz Cookies without a press.  The buttery cookies can be dressed up with sprinkles or different colors of dough. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword spritz cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 152kcal
Author Emily Grace


  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • colored sugar or sprinkles optional
  • gel food coloring optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter at medium speed until creamy.
  • Add egg and vanilla; beat well, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the flour and mix on low speed until just combined. (Dough will be soft, do not refrigerate!)
  • Fit the cookie press with desired disk and fill with dough.
  • Press dough onto cookie sheet lined with a silicon baking mat.
  • Decorate cookies with sugar or sprinkles as desired.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until very lightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.


Add the gel food coloring after the dough is combined if you wish to add color, but be careful not to over-mix.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.7mg