Great-Grandmas Swedish Spritz Recipe Recipe -
Great-Grandmas Swedish Spritz Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Great-Grandmas Swedish Spritz Recipe

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"An almond take on this famous Christmas cookie. You will need a cookie press. Everyone needs one!"

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Original recipe makes 20 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Beat butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar while beating until the mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the egg yolks one at a time, allowing the first to blend into the butter mixture before adding the other. Beat egg white and almond extract into the mixture. Pour the flour in small amounts into the mixture while beating; continue beating until fully incorporated.
  3. Using a cookie press, press dough onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Nov 17, 2013

This is one of the best Spritz recipe I've ever tried--superior! Just remember to use room temp eggs, & butter--only thing different I do is bake about 14-15 minutes, till bottoms & edges are a very light golden color-so they are crispy. Store in tins @ room temp, keep couple weeks-but are usually gone long before that!!!!!!

Dec 21, 2014

12/21/14 UPDATE: I still think this recipe is the best out there. I get so many compliments on these spritz and have also made batches using 1tbs vanilla, 1tbs lemon with great results and for something different and unexpected. This dough is just the best to work with. I have made so many batches of these and they make a lot.* Perfection! I don't like a tremendous almond flavor so used just 1 tbsp of almond and 1/2 tbsp each caramel and vanilla. I love the fact that there is no baking soda or powder in this. The dough is absolutely wonderful to work with, and the finished product is sheer delight. Tender, tender, tender but keep their shape so nicely. Makes a nice sized batch, and slide right off the silpats. thank you so much for this easy but 5 star result recipe. make beautiful presentation due to the wonderful consistency of the dough.


17 Ratings

Dec 15, 2013

I can't remember a Christmas without Spritz cookies and I'm 65. The recipe I used for so many years came from my Norwegian Grandmother.....This recipe is better. Perfect shape with every cookie and excellent taste.

Dec 15, 2013

I have been looking for "the" spritz cookie recipe for years-this is IT!! These remind me exactly of the ones I devoured as a kid. Baked up tender and crisp and worked perfectly in my press. I was a little intimidated by the 2 tablespoons of almond extract the recipe calls for and decided to use only one. I'm glad I did. It was plenty for me, but that is probably more of a personal preference. Can't fault the recipe for that!

Dec 10, 2014

The Perfect Spritz. I have been baking cookies for 55 years. I gave up on spritz years ago either because the consistency was poor or the flavor mediocre. I decided to try this recipe today and I will definitely be making these next year! Like others, I was hesitant about the 2T of almond extract so I only added 1T and 1t vanilla. Next time I will add the 2T of almond extract. Finally, a spritz equal to grandma's!

Dec 25, 2014

Just got through baking these cookies and they are disappearing fast! I adjusted the recipe by adding 3 teaspoons of fresh squeezed orange juice (I don't care for almond extract) and the zest of an orange. The cookies came out perfect!

Dec 24, 2014

Easy and great recipe...went in and out of the cookie press nicely with no issues.

Dec 21, 2014

BEST. Spritz. Cookie. Recipe. EVER. Didn't change a thing. After years of making spritz cookies and flip flopping between recipes I finally found a keeper. The dough is PERFECT to work with and tastes delish! This recipe really makes the best spritz cookie. Even after added food coloring, the consistency of the dough remains perfect. THANK YOU


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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