A plate filled with beautifully shaped Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies, garnished with colorful sprinkles.
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Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies are a timeless classic, especially popular during the holiday season. These rich and flavorful cookies are easy to make using a cookie press, and they’re perfect for decorating with the kids. Whether you’re preparing for a festive gathering or simply indulging in a sweet treat, this recipe is a must-try.

The Best Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

Notes on Ingredients

The secret to these cookies lies in their simple yet rich ingredients. All-purpose flour and a pinch of salt create the perfect base. Softened butter and confectioners’ sugar provide a melt-in-your-mouth texture, while egg yolks add richness. Almond extract and vanilla extract infuse the dough with delightful flavors that complement the buttery goodness.

How to Make Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sift together 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour and ½ teaspoon of salt; set aside.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a medium bowl, cream together 1 cup of softened butter and 1 ¼ cups of confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: Stir in 2 egg yolks, ½ teaspoon of almond extract, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: Gradually blend in the sifted flour and salt mixture until fully incorporated.
  5. Shape the Cookies: Fill a cookie press with the dough and shoot cookies about 1 ½ inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with sugar or sprinkles if desired.
  6. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Cool and Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to Serve Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

These cookies are perfect for serving at holiday parties, family gatherings, or as a delightful treat with your afternoon tea or coffee. Arrange them on a festive platter and watch them disappear!

How to Store Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. You can also freeze them in a sealed container for up to three months. Simply thaw at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount% Daily Value*
Calories95.14 kcal5%
Total Fat5.23 g7%
Carbs10.99 g4%
Sugars4.29 g5%
Protein1.08 g2%
Sodium33.64 mg2%
Fiber0.23 g1%
Saturated Fat3.16 g16%
Trans Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.53 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.25 g
Cholesterol22.1 mg7%
Calcium3.91 mg0%
Magnesium2.08 mg1%
Potassium12 mg0%
Iron0.43 mg3%
Zinc0.09 mg1%
Phosphorus14.07 mg2%
Vitamin A48.71 mcg6%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)0.07 mg6%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)0.05 mg4%
Niacin (Vitamin B3)0.51 mg3%
Vitamin B60.01 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)26.62 mcg13%
Vitamin B120.03 mcg0%
Vitamin D0.04 mcg0%
Vitamin E0.17 mg1%
Vitamin K0.46 mcg1%
Nutrition Information for Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

Can I use other extracts for flavor?

Yes, you can substitute or add other extracts such as lemon, orange, or peppermint for different flavors.

How can I prevent the dough from sticking in the cookie press?

Ensure the dough is at room temperature. If it’s too sticky, chill it for a few minutes before using the cookie press.

Can I add food coloring to the dough?

Absolutely! Divide the dough and add a few drops of food coloring to create festive, colorful cookies.

Are these cookies suitable for decorating with icing?

Yes, you can decorate them with royal icing or a simple glaze once they’ve cooled.

A plate of colorful Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies decorated with sprinkles and sugar.

The Best Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

Indulge in the rich, buttery flavor of Spritz Butter Cookies. Easy to make with a cookie press, these holiday favorites are perfect for decorating and sharing. Try this classic recipe today!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
2 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Cookie Plate
Cuisine American
Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 95.14 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Stir in the egg yolks, almond extract and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients.
  • Fill a cookie press with dough and shoot cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. If you like, decorate with sugar or sprinkles at this time.
  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Butter Cookies, Holiday Cookies, Spritz Butter Cookies
Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

Enjoy making and sharing these delightful Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies, a perfect treat for any festive occasion!

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