WATCH THIS VIDEO for the Pressed Spritz Cookie recipe demonstration and Marcato Cookie press review!Make these delicious shortbread pressed spritz cookies in holiday shapes by putting them through a cookie press! Shortbread cookies make a pretty display on your holiday table and they are so EASY to make!
Need a last minute cookie to spruce up your party table? Give these yummy shortbread cookies a try. This recipe works great for a cookie press. Delightful shapes can be created in minutes.
Our Christmas Party is a bit late this year. So today is my baking day. I have a really ancient cookie press my mom used about a million years ago, and maybe she was given it by Grandma…I’m not sure. But it’s old. Really old!
I finally figured out how to use the thing, after mom came over a while ago and showed me. It was all in parts and I couldn’t make sense of it. But now it’s making cute cookies at high speed. I’m pretty sure if you have a cookie press it’s a lot better than this one, and easier to use!
UPDATE: I FINALLY bought a new cookie press…
We made this recipe with the video to show you how easy it is to make these adorable holiday treats. The beautiful white cookies on this post are from our new Marcato cookie (biscuit) press. If you need a cookie press…
We recommend the Marcato for a well built cookie press (this one should last generations like mine did) that works well, gives you two sizes of cookies and comes with 20 cookies disks. THIS IS NOT a sponsored post. Kayti and I just like this press and decided to review it for you. She uses it in our Pressed cookie recipe video.
Recipe notes on Pressed Spritz Cookies:
My ancient cookie press came with a hand written recipe I have transcribed into this post. I’m guessing it was Grandmas and she wrote it for mom…and now I’m sharing it with all of you. We all love it. This recipe is easy to make and work with. Perfect shortbread texture and flavor too.
I remember eating these cookies from holiday trays at Grandma Cash’s house. They were always delicious and very cute party favorites. So now I arrange them on my party tray for the grandkids to nibble. That is if I can keep them away from my husband! He loves these cookies, so some of them are going into hiding!
If you decide to color the dough:
- Divide the dough into a separate bowl
- add the color you prefer and mix it up until you like the color tone.
- Press the dough into your favorite shapes and bake! It’s a cinch!
- I also used the icing recipe here to create designs on the cookies with sprinkles.
This recipe makes about 60 small pressed cookies or 40 large cookies.
You have creative license to play with various decorating ideas. I go with simple pretty much every time. If you have favorite icings or other ideas for these pressed spritz cookies share them in the comments section. I’d love more ideas!
I made a simple glaze of :
- 1 cup powdered sugar,
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Add 1/2 Tablespoon milk and continue to thin to desired consistency.
- I put the glaze in a quart resealabe bag and cut off a tiny corner. Then I traced the patterns on the cookies with lines of glaze and sprinkled Christmas sprinkles over the glaze.
Follow the link for another popular Decorating icing that is dairy free.
Your printable recipe Card:
Make delicious shortbread pressed spritz cookies into holiday shapes by putting them through a cookie press! Pressed cookies make a pretty display on your holiday table and they are so EASY to make! This dough may divided into smaller amounts for different coloring groups.
For the Cookies:
For the icing:
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 133
Make delicious shortbread pressed spritz cookies into holiday shapes by putting them through a cookie press! Pressed cookies make a pretty display on your holiday table and they are so EASY to make!
This dough may divided into smaller amounts for different coloring groups.