Christmas Tree Cookie Recipe

The Blog Tech requests spritz cookies each year. I hate making them. I don't know if it is just me but I have the worst luck with my spritz maker. It just never works. I even bought the new spritz gun from William Sonoma and it was a no go. I just couldn't get it to work. Since I had the dough made and did not want to waste it, I rolled it out and cut out trees.

December 17th.

I use the basic Betty Crocker spritz dough recipe:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla

Food color, if desired

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  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food color.
  2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.
  3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

I always use almond extract in my spritz.

These actually get better with age.

I finish them by piping confectioner sugar icing over them.

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They are lovely, I love decorated cookies.


xoxo to "Teddy Christmas Time".
Anonymous said…
The machine might not work, but the cookies sure do look good. xox Corrine
TMCPhoto said…
we'll be decorating our gingerbread cookies today (the only baking I've done this season), I love how you've piped on the white garland on your trees. I'll have to give that a try on our trees too. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the gingerbread men and the Yule suns and stars
Anonymous said…
Those cookies almost looks toxic :-) Love them :-)

Your tree is so beautiful! I have a similar angel here at home on my linen cupboard!

Have a great day now!
SharleneT said…
I've always had trouble with those spritz guns, too... Don't know why; just do... These trees look lovely and I'm sure no one cares that they aren't from a gun! Thanks for sharing...
brokenteepee said…
I have never met a spritz gun that worked. I had an electric one that sort of worked but even that was problematic
Lois said…
I had to look up what a spritz cookie was. Your little trees are beautiful.
Your spritz cookies are beautiful. I have no luck with the spritz gun either, nor do I know anyone who does. Normally I use a pastry bag and slightly chill my dough. I also love the almond flavor. I'm too tired to think about making Christmas trees, maybe next year.
Chris said…
Beautiful Christmas trees...and the one in your living room!

xxx ooo to Teddy Snow Angel! :)
Hello! The cookies look so cute and really yummy. They came out beautifully. I've never made spritz cookies - maybe I'll try them sometime. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :) Theresa
Ann said…
I have a very old cookie press that I use to make spritz cookies. Your trees are very pretty and now I think I just may have to make some spritz tomorrow
Rue said…
You are a good mom. I'd have said "make your own" years ago - lol!

The tree looks wonderful!
amy said…
mom had an all metal crank spritz gun. it rocked. havent seen a decent one since
Anonymous said…
I have never made spritz cookies but may have to give it a try. Yours look amazing!
Ms Smirk said…
As always I am in love with your blog! The cookies look great! Would love the basket! Looking forward to seeing what the next few days bring!
i love spritz cookies too...and can NEVER get the gun to work...

love the betty crocker old fashion xmas...

kary and teddy
Wow! Amazing. I love how you decorated it and so easy to make. simple but presentable.