Spritz Cookie Recipe

This spritz cookie recipe is great if you want to change up the look and design of these German Christmas cookies. Form free hand shapes with a pastry bag, snakes and circles, or any other shapes that come to your mind. However you could also use cookie cutters for a more uniform and traditional result.

Either way children love to take part in this activity and show off their skills by using different kitchen tools.

With the vanilla flavored almond and flour mix these cookies for sure promise a nice treat.

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Easy To Make Spritz Cookie Recipe

This spritz cookie recipe is great if you like a spontaneous design of these German Christmas cookies. Using the pastry piping bags for free-hand shaped snakes and circles, or any other shape, that comes to your mind.

German spritz cookie
spritz coockie pastry
pipe bag forming spritz cookies on the baking pan

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 12 minutes, per tray
Yield: 80 cookies filling about 4 trays
Suitable for:
Vegetarian Diet, Low Salt Diet

  • 3 cups of flour (spelt)
  • 1 ½ cups of almond meal
  • ¾ cups of sugar (fine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g of softened butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence or 4 tsp of vanilla sugar
  • 50g of cooking chocolate (optional for decoration)

Tip: The dough is best made and baked in one go so that the dough stays semi solid for easier use with the pastry bag or cookie press.

Method on how to prepare the spritz cookie recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C° and use baking paper to line a rectangular baking pan or baking sheet 13"x9" 
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, almond meal, and sugar
  3. Add all wet ingredients such as softened butter, eggs, and vanilla essence, knead until it turns into a smooth pastry dough 
  4. Fill a pastry pipe with dough and spritz rings or 6 cm long lines directly onto a baking paper-lined baking tray
  5. Bake for 12 minutes at 170C° or until the edges show golden brown
  6. Melt the baking chocolate in a water bath 
  7. Allow the spritz cookies to cool before dipping them partially to half into the melted chocolate
  8. Enjoy the German cookies once the chocolate is touch resistant
  9. Before storing the cookies for Christmas, let them cool completely.

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