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Grandma's Spritz Cookies

These buttery cookies are decorated with a vanilla buttercream and sprinkles, perfect for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Servings 72 cookies


  • Cookie Press
  • Oven


  • 1 c butter softened
  • ½ c shortening*
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ c flour
  • teaspoon baking soda

Vanilla Buttercream

  • ½ c butter softened
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
  • Stir in the flour, salt and soda. Mix well.
  • Using a cookie press, shape the cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes; let cool on a wire rack.

Buttercream frosting

  • Add the butter to a mixing bowl and stir until smooth and fluffy.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Pour in the milk and mix for a couple minutes, or until light and fluffy!
  • Pipe (or frost with a knife) onto the spritz cookies and use sprinkles to decorate.


*If you don't have any shortening, you can use another ½ c of butter instead.
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