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Decorating Christmas Spritz Cookies: An Easy Biscuit Recipe

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Lady Rain works as a daytime stock trader and writes about crafts and hobbies. She likes travelling and making papercraft models.

Christmas Spritz Cookies

Christmas Spritz Cookies

Quick, Easy Christmas Cookies

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 1-centimeter-diameter open star tip. Other designs can also be used to create rosettes, stars, and even Christmas trees.

These 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 delicious Christmas spritz cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Glacé cherries, halved
  • Sugar sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  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!

Comments

Lejla M.S. from Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 21, 2014:

This looks great. Voted Up :)

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 21, 2014:

Still loving this cookie recipe!

Hezekiah from Japan on December 21, 2014:

These look really delicious, thank you for sharing.

lady rain (author) from Australia on December 15, 2013:

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!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 14, 2013:

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 (author) from Australia on December 22, 2011:

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.

luciaguidolin38 on December 22, 2011:

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! :)

lady rain (author) from Australia on December 20, 2011:

randomcreative, thanks! Have a great Christmas. Cheers!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 20, 2011:

These are such a classic! Thanks for sharing!

lady rain (author) from Australia on December 20, 2011:

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

Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on December 20, 2011:

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

lady rain (author) from Australia on December 20, 2011:

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.

instantlyfamily on December 19, 2011:

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