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.
Prep Time 45mins
Total Time 45mins
6 ⅔sticks buttersoft
2 ½cupspowdered sugar
2tsp.vanilla powder or 2 tsp. extract
3egg whiteslarge, room temperature
6 ½cupsall-purpose flour
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.
Whisk soft butter until soft and creamy.
Sift powdered sugar and add with vanilla powder or extract to the bowl. Cream together until well combined.
Separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites lightly.
Add the egg whites and a pinch of salt to the bowl and mix well.
Sift the flour and add, one spoonful at a time, to the bowl. Mix until everything is well combined.
Fill into a piping bag with a large star tip or every other tip you prefer.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pipe rosettes, the character “S” or other shapes of your liking.
Bake in pre-heated oven on 340°F for about 12-15 min.
Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
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.