There is nothing like a classic Christmas Cookie. Spritz Cookies are one of the first recipes that come to mind for the best cookies to have around the Holiday season. These cookies are so tender, buttery, sweet, and just melt in your mouth.
You can get creative with the extract and replace the vanilla for almond, peppermint, or whatever flavor you want for your cookies. I personally love the buttery tender texture paired with the vanilla extract but as always you do you 🙂
How To Pipe Holiday Spritz Cookies
Piping the cookie dough can be tough, it is thick and can cause a few hand cramps. Luckily I have a few tips to help make this process as easy as possible. Use a reusable piping bag if you can. These piping bags are thicker and are less likely to burst from pressure. If you don’t have reuseable piping bags you can aloso double bag your plastic piping bags to help you.
I also suggest not filling your piping bags to the top, you can always add more when needed. Not filling your bag to the brim allows you to have more control over a smaller amount of dough at a time. This also helps your hand not to cramp up. If you squeeze your piping bag from the top with a bag filled with dough, you increase the risk of the bag popping as well as increase the amount of pressure needed to squeeze the dough out.
What Brand Of Food Dye I Use
I will recommend Americolor Food Gel day in and day out. Their gel food dye yields such vivid and saturated colors without needing to use a lot of dye. This way the dyes do not effect the flavor of your cookies. A little goes a long way, here is the link to these dyes on Amazon. Click here.
How Else Can I Decorate These Holiday Spritz Cookies
Before the cookies bake, you can add some festive mini sprinkles. These sprinkles will bake into the cookies perfectly for some added texture and decoration. Another option is to utilize the melted chocolate more than just on the bears faces. You can add drizzles of chocolate, half dip some of the cookies in chocolate, ad sprinkles to the melted chocolate, use colorful royal icing, etc. These cookies are so delicious and fun and make for the perfect dessert this Holiday season.
Can I Use a Cookie Press?
You can absolutely use a cookie press with this recipe. I love piping spritz cookies for a more customizable design but this recipe works perfectly with a cookie press. If you are using a cookie press, the process is exactly the same when preparing the dough, the only difference is that your dough will not be placed into piping bags and piped individually.Yum