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Spritz cookies with colors and sprinkles

Spritz Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 72 cookies
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Catalina
Spritz Cookies are fun to make, look festive, and taste delicious. They are perfect for the holiday season, and can be made in various colors and shapes.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour

Optional:

  • Gel food coloring
  • Colorful sanding sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cover two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add butter, sugar and salt to a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Stop once to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  • With the speed reduced to medium-low, add the eggs one at a time, beating until fully combined. Add almond extract and beat for another 10 seconds.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour and beat until well incorporated.
  • If desired, divide the dough into 4 equal parts and place into 4 different bowls. Add different gel food coloring to each bowl, I used, green, pink, purple and left one white.
  • Using a spatula, stir and press the gel food coloring into the dough until fully combined.
  • Roll the dough into thick logs, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Fit the cookie press with the desired disk shape.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge, if the dough is too hard, let it stand at room temperature for a few minutes, but not for too long.
  • Fit the dough into the cookie press and press the shapes directly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • If desired garnish with colorful sanding sugar.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes. Check on the cookies after 5-6 minutes to make sure they don't burn. The cookies are done when the edges are golden brown and look matte on the outside.
  • Remove from the oven, and let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg