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Playing How To Make Homemade Holiday Spritz Cookies | Recipe + Cookie Press Demo | Rachael's Sister Maria

Rach's sister Maria shares her recipe for a quick and easy cookie dough that's perfect for homemade holiday spritz cookies made with a cookie press (watch her show you how to use one in the video). 

For more of Maria's Christmas cookie recipes, check out her Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, Holiday Teddy Bear Cookies, Ginger Bella Cookies and Butter Bella Cookies For Dogs


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Sanding sugar, sprinkles or disco balls, for decorating


Serves: Makes 2½ to 3 dozen


Preheat the oven to 400˚F. 

Cream together the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the egg and the almond extract and beat well. Mix in the flour and baking powder on low speed until the dough forms. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. 

Use a rubber spatula to fill the cookie press. Press out cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Decorate with sanding sugar, sprinkles or disco balls.  

Bake until edges are golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes.