Melt-in-Your-Mouth Spritz Cookie Recipes to Make This Holiday Season

Katlyn Moncada
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A Christmas classic than can be savored year round. Change up the flavor by adding chocolate or peppermint to these simple cookies.
A Christmas classic than can be savored year round. Change up the flavor by adding chocolate or peppermint to these simple cookies.

This is it! The traditional spritz cookie recipe that will remind you of winter nights at Grandma's house. These butter spritz cookies can easily be adapted to your favorite holiday flavors: chocolate, peppermint, or nutty.

Almond Spritz

The Germans named these timeless treats after their word for "squirt" or "spray." We love them because their fancy shapes and endless design options betray how quick and easy they are to make.
The Germans named these timeless treats after their word for "squirt" or "spray." We love them because their fancy shapes and endless design options betray how quick and easy they are to make.

These aren't just any almond-flavored treats, they're also cream cheese spritz cookies. That's right, the pressed cookies get a rich flavor from both butter and cream cheese.

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Chocolate-Espresso Spritz

These aren't your classic spritz cookies. Be sure to pick a fun shape for these special Christmas spritz cookies.
These aren't your classic spritz cookies. Be sure to pick a fun shape for these special Christmas spritz cookies.

Instant espresso really amps up the rich flavor of these chocolate spritz cookies. To make the cookie recipe even more caffeinated, we highly recommend sprinkling some chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans on top.

Related: Forget Batch Cookie Making with These 35 Easy Holiday Bar Cookies

Vanilla Spritz

This big-batch vanilla spritz cookie recipe makes about 84 tender cookie bites. Use a cookie press to form shapes, then sprinkle cookies with quick vanilla sugar for a party-perfect platter of treats.
This big-batch vanilla spritz cookie recipe makes about 84 tender cookie bites. Use a cookie press to form shapes, then sprinkle cookies with quick vanilla sugar for a party-perfect platter of treats.

Enjoy a double dose of vanilla goodness in this melt-in-your-mouth spritz cookie recipe. Vanilla bean paste goes into the cookie as well as on top with our quick vanilla sugar, which is simply processed granulated sugar with a vanilla bean.

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Cherry-Almond Spritz Sandwich Cookies

These classic cookies are ready in less than 30 minutes, so you can whip them up all season long. Use real maraschino cherries and almond extract to create the creamy filling.
These classic cookies are ready in less than 30 minutes, so you can whip them up all season long. Use real maraschino cherries and almond extract to create the creamy filling.

Impressive in looks, yet easy to make is our favorite kind of cookie recipe. Using a ribbon plate on your spritz cookie press, you'll cut 2-inch strips to make adorable little cookie sandwiches.

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Lemon-Clementine Spritz Cookies

These easy spritz cookies are perfect for the holidays. Flavored with clementine and lemon zest, this Christmas cookie recipe is a guaranteed hit.
These easy spritz cookies are perfect for the holidays. Flavored with clementine and lemon zest, this Christmas cookie recipe is a guaranteed hit.

Get a burst of citrus flavor with the addition of both clementine and lemon zest in this sweet-tart spritz cookie recipe. Once your cookies are cooled, fancy them up with a zippy citrus icing and a sprinkle of colored sugar.

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Easy Spritz

Make spritz cookies quicker than ever before by starting with refrigerated cookie dough (then doctoring it up to become a spritz recipe with cream cheese, food coloring, and peppermint extract).
Make spritz cookies quicker than ever before by starting with refrigerated cookie dough (then doctoring it up to become a spritz recipe with cream cheese, food coloring, and peppermint extract).

In a time crunch? Take a shortcut to cookie town by doctoring up some purchased cookie dough (with cream cheese, peppermint extract, and food coloring). All you'll have to do is turn them into your favorite shapes using your spritz cookie gun.

Test Kitchen Tip: To store your cookies, layer between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Eggnog Spritz

These little cookies have the flavor of that favorite holiday drink. White chocolate is drizzled on top, along with just a sprinkle of nutmeg.
These little cookies have the flavor of that favorite holiday drink. White chocolate is drizzled on top, along with just a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Your favorite holiday drink gets an edible makeover in this easy spritz cookie recipe. The hint of spice from the nutmeg pairs perfectly with a bit of rum extract. You won't be able to stop eating these Christmas treats.

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S'mores Spritz-wiches

These easy spritz cookies will remind you of sitting around a campfire. Mini milk chocolate kisses are the perfect topper for these yummy Christmas cookies.
These easy spritz cookies will remind you of sitting around a campfire. Mini milk chocolate kisses are the perfect topper for these yummy Christmas cookies.

Cozy up by the fire and enjoy a delightful s'mores-inspired treat. Graham cracker crumbs give the spritz cookies their distinct flavor before getting a fluffy marshmallow creme filling. Mini chocolates adorn the top for the perfect finish.

Spritz Christmas Cookie Wreath

Create a delicious decorative wreath with Christmas spritz cookies. This is the tastiest holiday decoration you'll ever make!
Create a delicious decorative wreath with Christmas spritz cookies. This is the tastiest holiday decoration you'll ever make!

Wreaths don't have to just be for the front door. Create some cheer by showcasing these Christmas spritz cookies in a festive wreath-shape design. It will be the perfect (and delicious) centerpiece to your holiday spread.

Neapolitan Spritz Cookies

This delicious spritz cookie recipe has pretty red, white, and brown stripes, just like a favorite ice cream flavor. Flavored with chocolate and strawberry gelatin, these easy Christmas cookies will stand out on any dessert table.
This delicious spritz cookie recipe has pretty red, white, and brown stripes, just like a favorite ice cream flavor. Flavored with chocolate and strawberry gelatin, these easy Christmas cookies will stand out on any dessert table.

It doesn't get much more classic than the timeless chocolate-strawberry-vanilla Neapolitan flavor. Here bittersweet chocolate and strawberry gelatin lend a hand in creating the distinctive look (and taste) of these spritz cookies.

Coconut Spritz Cookies

These rich and crisp coconut cookies look stunning stacked into a Christmas tree shape and dusted with powdered sugar!
These rich and crisp coconut cookies look stunning stacked into a Christmas tree shape and dusted with powdered sugar!

Stack up these coconut-infused spritz cookies and quickly watch the "tree" disappear. Use a food processor to easily get those coconut flakes finely chopped.

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