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German Spritz Cookies

If you ever thought spritz cookies are only enjoyed during the Christmas time you will be delighted that these melt in the mouth cookies are a staple at the famous German coffee hour.

The recipe featured in this blog is very versatile and you can make a large variety of different cookies. They are delicous as is but you also can fill them with almond or walnut butter, jam, hazelnut spread or nougat.

German Spritz Cookies


Spritz Cookies

German Spritz Cookies

Yield: 100
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Spritz cookies are not only one of the most classic and traditional Christmas cookies in Germany, you can find them as a little treat with a cup of coffee all year long. This recipe will help you create spritz cookies like the ones that you would find in fine German confectionar shops. These melt in the mouth spritz cookies are easy to make and you can make several variations of them with this one recipe.


  • • 6 2/3 sticks butter, soft
  • • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • • 2 tsp. vanilla powder or 2 tsp. extract
  • • 1 pinch of salt
  • • 3 egg whites, large, room temperature
  • • 6 1/2 all-purpose flour


  1. Make sure to place butter out of the fridge ahead of time so it will be soft and smooth.
    Allow the eggs to come to room temperature outside of the fridge.
  2. Whisk soft butter until soft and creamy.
  3. Sift powdered sugar and add with vanilla powder or extract to the bowl. Cream together until
    well combined.
  4. Separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites lightly.
  5. Add the egg whites and a pinch of salt to the bowl and mix well.
  6. Sift the flour and add, one spoonful at a time, to the bowl. Mix until everything is well
  7. Fill into a piping bag with a large star tip or every other tip you prefer.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Pipe rosettes, the character “S” or other shapes of your liking.
  10. Bake in pre-heated oven on 340°F for about 12-15 min.  
  11. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
  12. You can enjoy the cookies as is or decorate them with melted chocolate, sprinkles or fill
    them with jam.


This dough is soft and made for the usage in a piping bag not for a cookie press.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 100 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Storing Tip:

Store in an airtight container or tin. The cookies will keep several weeks but they probably will not need to as you will eat them faster 🙂

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