Spritz Cookies And A Pampered Chef Giveaway

Today I am sharing a recipe for one of my all time favorite cookies, the simple, delicious and oh so buttery Spritz Cookies.  I’m not sure how, but I have never made Spritz Cookies before.  Spritz Cookies has always been a favorite of mine. I remember digging through the giant gift tins of holiday cookies my Dad would bring home from work, looking through the little white paper cups for those deliciously simple but incredibly delicious spritz cookies.

Spritz Cookies

When the folks at Pampered Chef reached out to me and asked if I would like to try some of their products, as well as give some to one lucky reader, I was totally on board.  I’ve always loved their products and have many friends who always make Spritz Cookies with the Pampered Chef Cookie Press.

Spritz Cookie Recipe

It took about two seconds to decide that I had to make some of those delicious spritz cookies.   After using the Pampered Chef Cookie Press, I am kind of embarrassed that I’ve never made them before.   Not only are they delicious, but they are SO easy to make.   For some reason I always thought they were more complicated, but my daughter and I cranked out dozens of these delicious cookies, in a variety of shapes, in no time at all.

Cookie Press

Once we filled the cookie press with the dough, it took us each one or two tries to get the pressure and turn just right with the cookie press, and then we were off making cookies.   We tried a variety of the different shapes, and I think the little Christmas trees were my favorite.  My ten year old daughter did a great job using the press and creating perfect little cookies.

How To Make Spritz Cookies

Easy Spritz Cookies

Christmas Cookies

We made quite a few with the traditional red and green sprinkles, but I loved using pink and lime green sprinkles for a fun modern twist on the Christmas colors.  While I love a packed full of stuff chocolate chip cookie, there is something so beautiful and so perfect about a delicate butter cookie like these.

Christmas Tree Cookies

It’s probably no surprise that one of my holiday traditions is to do a lot of baking and cookie making during the month of December.  One thing that sometimes does surprise people is that I very rarely, if ever, include decorated sugar cookies.  It’s not that I don’t love them (and have SO much respect for the amazing bakers and decorators that create them), it’s that they are quite a time consuming cookie, at least for me, to make.  Time is always in such short supply, and I like to make a wide variety of cookies and candies, so sticking with cookies such as these Spritz Cookies is perfect for me.  In no time at all you can churn out enough to load up multiple cookie platters.   My daughter likes to help with the holiday baking, and these were perfect to make with her.  We alternated who worked the cookie press, who added the sprinkles and who topped some them with candy when they came out of the oven.   From sheet to sheet we alternated the colors of the sprinkles as well as the shape of the cookies.   Our one batch of cookies felt like multiple batches with all of the fun variety we easily created.

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookie Recipe

Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies

Pampered Chef Cookie Recipe

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Simple.  Sweet.  Delicious. Beautiful.  These Spritz Cookies are a perfect addition to your holiday treat trays.    

I am so excited that Pampered Chef is going to give one lucky Love From The Oven reader a prize package full of goodies perfect for making lots of cookies this holiday season! (Giveaway closed on 12/10/13, thank you!).

Pampered Chef Cookie Tools

One Love From The Oven reader will receive the following from Pampered Chef…

What a fantastic gift for you, or a friend that loves to bake!

Christmas Cookies

Before we get to entering the giveaway, you need this delicious Spritz Cookie recipe!

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

6-7 dozen cookies

Spritz Cookies

A delicious, delicate buttery cookie.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) all-purpose flour
  • Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional)
  • Candies for the centers of cookies (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer about 3 minutes or until creamy, scraping down sides as necessary. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour; mix on low speed just until blended, scraping down sides as necessary. (Dough will be soft; do not refrigerate.)

Fit Cookie Press with desired disk (see Cook's Tip); fill with dough. Press dough onto Cookie Sheet 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart. Decorate cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool cookies 2 minutes on Cookie Sheet; remove to cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.

Recipe from Pampered Chef

Variation: Chocolate Spritz Cookies: Decrease flour to 3 cups. Increase sugar to 1 1/4 cups. Add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to flour mixture. Proceed as recipe directs.

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Some other great cookie recipes from Pampered Chef that you might want to try include…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Click here to see more Holiday Delights recipes from The Pampered Chef.

If you are looking for some holiday gift ideas, don’t miss The Pampered Chef’s Holiday Helpers!

Are you ready to enter to win your own collection of cooking making products from Pampered Chef?

Pampered Chef Cookie Tools

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Disclosure: The Pampered Chef compensated me for sharing this post and provided me the tools used in this post at no charge.  They are providing the prize for the winner of the giveaway.   All opinions shared however are, as always, mine and mine alone.

 

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Comments

  1. Shanna says

    I would use the cookie press! My grandma always had the spritz cookies in the blue tin and they are still one of my favorite goodies!

  2. belle says

    I would use the cookie press first! I’ve always been so curious as to how they work and how good the cookies would turn out!!

  3. LoRynn r. says

    I would love to try out that cookie press! I bought one last year and it clogged up and it never worked right! Would love to make some cute Christmas cookies!

  4. Katie says

    Spritz cookies are so delish! Especially during this time of year! Would love to be able to make them with a press!! :)

  5. Chana Goldblatt says

    I bake cookies ALL the time but have never tried spritz cookies and don’t have any Pampered Chef products…would love to win!

  6. Trea hampton says

    Can’t wait to try the spriz recipe in my pampered chef press when I win! That will be the first product I use.

  7. Je nnifer Young says

    I have always wanted a really good Spritz “machine” but everyone that I’ve bought has been very difficult to use. Spritz Cookies are one of my all time favorites! I will definitely be looking into getting one from Papered Chef (if I’m not lucky enough to win lol). Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. Valerie Monschien Laux says

    I would love to win this. I would use the cookie press first. these are one of my favorite cookies

  9. katie dobbins says

    would love to try the cookie press never used one and would love to have a go at the biscuits look brilliant x

  10. Jamie says

    this would be a great gift to myself for Christmas this year !! I love Pampered Chef and have some how lost my cookie press in my last move.

  11. Gail Springsteen says

    I would probably use those decorator bottles first! That doesn’t really make sense, cuz I’d have to use the other things first in order to make the cookies! But it would be a first for me using those because I’ve never used those before, and they look kind of fun!

  12. Christina says

    I would use the cookie press! I have been wanting one for my holiday baking for a few years now but never get around to buying one. Would love to win it!

  13. Erin says

    I’d use the cookie press! I made a ton of spritz cookies last Christmas but my cookie press bit the dust and I just haven’t gotten around to getting another.

  14. Candace says

    I would use the batter bowl since I don’t have one, and sadly, I don’t have any glass measuring cups for some reason either. The cookie press is cool too!

  15. Denise says

    Your cookies look great and I might add, so yummy!
    I love to bake cookies, cakes and cupcakes so I would love to win this.
    Thanks for the chance!

  16. Mary medina says

    Its so hard to choose what I would use first! Most likely the spatulas and measuring cup then the cookie press! I would use them all!

  17. Katie says

    My mom always made spritz cookies at Christmas, but I don’t have a cookie press. I’d definitely put it to use this year!

  18. shawn says

    i gave away my easy accent decorator (new in box) to a lady who lost her house in a fire so i’d love to try the decorator bottles.

  19. Lauren says

    I love doing Spritz cookies. Your cookies look absolutely beautiful. These are family cookies we’ve been doing for years, and you’ve added some real flair. I’d love to have a Sprtiz cookie set of my own!

  20. DAWN RENEE' says

    I plan to make spritz cookies for x-mas so I really need this! The first thing I would use is the measuring pitcher to mix the cookies!

  21. Paige says

    I would use the cookie press – but I guess first I would have to use the mixing bowl! Cookies look so yummy – just like my mom made. If I had the press I could make them myself!

  22. Jill says

    the cookie press looks like a fun way to make cookies! i’ve had them before at parties but never had the chance to make them myself

  23. Beki G says

    I definitely would use the medium scoop first. I’ve only heard rave reviews of how great and durable they are. I also LOVE collecting wooden handle spatulas.

  24. Jenn says

    I would use the cookie press! I have a few other Pampered Chef products and have had nothing but good experiences with them, so I’m sure I would be equally thrilled with the cookie press. :)

    P.S. I’m Jenn Foreacre on Facebook, and kissmykitty on both Instagram and Pinterest.

  25. Erin Hurst says

    I love spritz cookies! I have an old press that doesn’t do a very good job, so would love a new one! And fun new PC stuff!

  26. Nicole turner says

    I would use the cookie press first, I used to have one that never worked well, Love Pampered Chef products. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  27. donna klein says

    I love Pampered Chef products . . infact tonight I just used my baking sheets and my cookie dough sheet for cut out cookies. I’d love the cookie press too!

  28. Tanya says

    I love spritz cookies. I remember when I used my mom’s cookie press for the first time, I was so amazed. That was actually the first time I had ever had a spritz cookie too and it was all buttery goodness. I have yet to own a cookie press of my own to add to my collection of baking tools. What a wonderful giveaway!

  29. Donna says

    I;m going to have to buy a new cookie press after reading this recipe. Unfortunately, I had my grandmother’s, but it was lost when our house flooded. Broke my heart to throw it away!

  30. Teresa Garrett says

    Love this entry, Christi! It was fun to read about how you and your daughter enjoyed making the cookies and how you took turns decorating them and using the press. This sounds like a great tool to use with the kiddoes.

    I love Pampered Chef products and I’ve wanted this thing forever but for some reason I’ve just never gotten one. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to win this contest, haha!

  31. Teresa Garrett says

    Forgot to name which Pampered Chef product I would use first — well, I’ve been a PC fan for decades so I already have a few favorites. One of the greatest little inventions ever is their bamboo tongs for the toaster! I used mine so much, they finally split in half. I need to replace them still. I also love the cookie scoop and their stoneware products.

  32. Melody says

    I have never used a Cookie press for Spritz Cookies, I love to make different cookies, I can try different decorations with them. It would be a nice to win.

  33. Ellen M. says

    I would definitely use the cookie press – mine is 30+ years old (it was vintage when I got it!) Many thanks!

  34. Stephanie says

    I need a new cookie press desperately. Someone broke mine and I miss it so badly. I used to use it all the time. I would love to try the pampered chef one.

  35. Lori says

    The 1st item I would use, would be the batter bowl, so I could mix up some delicious cookies. Next I would use a scraper to make sure I get all the dough I need to put in the cookie press. Then I would use the spatula, so I could remove the cookies from the cookie sheet.
    I LOVE to bake, thank you for this opportunity to win such a GREAT prize!!!!!!

  36. andrea says

    My mom had a cookie press and we used it every year when I was growing up. She’s been gone for 7 years now and I would love to be able to start this tradition with my 3 yr old and her little sister when she gets older. :)

  37. Jacqueline says

    Definitely the cookie press… or maybe the cookie scoop… I have a couple good recipes that I need a scoop for and mine grew legs!

  38. Socorro D Rodriguez-Ramos says

    I have tried Pampered Chef products before and they are the best. Sadly, when I moved from Arizona to Florida, all my things went into a storage. I had to travel and stay in Puerto Rico caring for my parents and everything was left behind. Here in the island I don’t have the pleasure to enjoy my Pampered Chef’s. However, that won’t stop me from trying this cookie recipe.

  39. Lori Andor says

    Would have to use the measuring cup first to make the dough. Next would be the cookie press that I would love to use.

  40. Denise Polaski says

    I already have 2 Pampered Chef mixing bowls and LOVE them, so I’d use the Cookie Press first and make your delicious cookie recipe!

  41. Ashley Flores says

    I Love Pampered Chef products! Everything I have ever bought from them has been awesome, from my garlic press to my roasting pan to my small scoop. Great products, thank you for the opportunity to win!!

  42. Beverly says

    This is hard I love all pampered chef and actually have this set and love the cookie press. My daughter keeps trying to steal it so it would be an awesome gift for her when she returns from Afghanistan after a year deployment.

  43. Diana says

    I would love to win this set. I lost mine somehow over the years and have never replaced it even though we love these cookies.

  44. Stephanie says

    I would use all of them immediately to make delicious cookies, but obviously the Classic Batter Bowl and the Spatula to make and mix the cookie dough! Thanks so much for the giveaway. Totally excited for the holidays now! :D

  45. Gretchen says

    My auntie Linda makes the BEST spritz cookies. I have her recipe, but they never turn out as good as hers =) I would love to try with the Pampered Chef cookie press!

  46. Jena Gruits says

    I have been wanting to buy a Pampered Chef Cookie Press for years and things just kept getting in the way. It is on the top of my wish list. Your cookies came out so beautiful and I bet they taste wonderful. That’s a great recipe to use for them.

  47. Dee says

    I WOULD LOVE TO USE THIS COOKIE PRESS TO MAKE SPRITZ COOKIES WITH MY TWO DARLING GRANDCHILDREN !!
    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS BLOG – SPRITZ COOKIES WERE ON OUR “TO DO ” LIST FOR THIS WEEK !!

  48. Araceli Vega says

    I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO WIN THIS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND ADD TO HER MEMORIES OF GROWING UP BAKING COOKIES SO THAT SOMEDAY SHE CAN PASS ON THE TRADITION TO HER KIDS.

  49. Kerri says

    My grandfather used to be the family baker. When he was unable to do it anymore the tradition was passed to me! I am proud to do it each Christmas for the last 10 years. The main tradition is SPRITZ cookies like these and then breads like cinnamon bread and nut rolls! Mostly Hungarian cookies and traditions! I use my cookie press from the middle of November right up until the new year! Everyone in the family gets goodies sent to them or given when they leave Christmas Eve dinner and then friends get them as gifts! Everyone, including myself, look forward to them every year!

  50. Shanda says

    I seriously love spritz cookies, and used to make them all the time. We moved into a new house about 2 years ago, and I have no idea where my cookie press went, so this would be so great to win!

  51. Keala mccumsey says

    I would use the cookie press. I love to bake and have always wanted to try one. Thank you for everything you post, I always look forward to seeing the things you make. They always look so beautiful.

  52. Alex ReIbel says

    Totally want the PC cookie press! I have never made the Spritz cookies before and would love to add into my Christmas cookie baking!

  53. Kara says

    I would love to make these spritz cookies! You could die some dough green for the trees and decorate with multicolored sprinkles. I would also make some pretty red cookies too!

  54. mirtha says

    I loooove Pampered Chef! I used to have a similar gadget, from a different company, but didn’t like it… maybe it was the recipe…

  55. Sarsh Christensen says

    My husband will just die if I win this – spritz cookies are his all time absolute favorite ever ever EVER!

  56. Tina says

    I would absolutely use that cookie press immediately! I have a cordless, battery operated one that I love, but the hand crank ones are so much easier to control.

  57. Jan Griffin says

    Cookie press!! Would love to have it!! Spritz cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookies!! Should make them for other holidays, too!!!

  58. Danya Geckler says

    I would use the cookie press. My mom makes these cookies every year, and adds food coloring to make them so much more festive!

  59. Janice says

    The first thing I’d use, would be the measuring cup as I measure everything to make the cookies for the press :) !!

  60. Dennise says

    Oh, I would love that cookie press! The gun types don’t work and I have broken several. This is the type of cookie press we used years ago and it was the best and most reliable.

  61. Marianne Gill says

    I would definitely use the cookie press!!! I love any Pampered Chef products and have many of them and use them regularly!!

  62. Tammy T says

    The spritz cookies look amazing! My church has a cookie exchange every year and I always struggle on what to make. Plus, I have never been successful with cookie cutters and the royal icing thing. This idea would be not only practical but beautiful as well.

  63. Katy says

    I love making Spritz cookies! I used to have a Cookie press like the one that you have pictured (albeit not Pampered Chef) but have since purchased the Cuisinart electric cookie press. These cookies have such a fabulous taste and are definitely a hit in my house. Thanks for the post!

  64. KELSEY JUVE says

    WELL, I WOULD START WITH THE BATTER BOWL AND CUTE SNOWFLAKE SPATULA’S BUT LETS BE REAL… I WOULD USE THEM ALL AS SOON AS THEY GOT A BATH.

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