It's time to break out your spritz cookie press for these festive Christmas spritz cookies! These easy Christmas cookies can be decorated with sprinkles or flavored with citrus, spices or sweet sugar glaze. And if you're looking for healthy cookies, these fit the bill thanks to whole-wheat pastry flour that keeps their texture soft while giving them a boost of fiber. For ideas on how to dress up these spritz cookies even more with different flavorings or a glaze, see Tips below.
Tips: Try these variations on the basic spritz cookie:
Citrus Spritz Cookies: Omit almond extract; add 1 tsp. each lemon zest and orange zest with flour.
Spiced Spritz Cookies: Add 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg with flour.
Glazed Spritz Cookies: Combine 1 cup confectioner's sugar, 2 Tbsp. whole milk and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract; stir until smooth. Brush the glaze over the cooled cookies.
Equipment: Parchment paper; cookie press
To make ahead: Store in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
1 1/2 fat, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 starch