Valentine's Day Spritz Cookies
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Valentine’s Day Spritz Cookies

Come along with me to bake these adorable and delicious Valentine’s Day Spritz Cookies! These cookies are so tender, buttery, vanilla-forward, and the best part – almost too cute to eat 🙂 Not to mention – so easy to make.

Valentine's Day Spritz Cookies

How To Make Valentine’s Day Spritz Cookies

This recipe is super simple and easy to follow. I’m going to give you a few tips to help you along the way or answer any questions you might have throughout the recipe.

Making The Cookie Dough

The cookie dough should be made using room-temperature butter and egg yolks. This ensures that the ingredients will not only combine better but also that the texture is soft enough for us to pipe. Cold butter will leave clumps in our dough and will make for a thicker, harder-to-pipe texture.

Valentine's Day Spritz Cookies
Valentine's Day Spritz Cookies

How To Pipe Spritz Cookie Dough

Piping our dough for these Valentine’s Day Spritz Cookies should be done using a piping bag that is thick enough to sustain pressure from you gently squeezing the piping bag. If you are like me and have thinner piping bags, simply double-bag the dough to give you a more sustainable experience.

If your dough is extremely thick and hard to pipe, mix in a tablespoon of milk to the batter to help loosen it up a bit. Don’t add too much milk or you will ruin the consistency. To pipe my cookies, I am using various star tips but you can use whichever ones you like.

Valentine's Day Spritz Cookies

Piping Our Designs

I found an image I liked online of the shape and style of bears I’d like to recreate. From there I traced these bears onto my parchment paper about 2″ apart then used this outline to trace with my cookie dough. You can trace the image you like from an iPad or tablet, a printed-out piece of paper, or of course – freehand!

How To Decorate Spritz Cookies

I used melted chocolate to add the details onto my bear’s faces after they were baked and cooled. You can use candy melts, white chocolate, icing, buttercream, ganache – whatever you want! If you are using candy melts or chocolate, I recommend microwaving in 30-second intervals mixing between each time until completely melted. You can get creative and add sprinkles, more details on the bears, dip their little paws in chocolate, and so much more!

Valentine's Day Spritz Cookies

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How To Store Spritz Cookies

These cookies can be kept and stored at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. They can be refrigerated for up to a week, or they can be kept sealed in the freezer for up to 3 months. Depending on what you use to decorate your spritz cookies with can alter the storing method. If you use buttercream to decorate your cookies then they should be stored at all times in the fridge.

Valentine's Day Spritz Cookies

Can I Use A Cookie Press?

No matter how you want to enjoy these adorable little treats, whether you use a cookie press or pipe them, this recipe will leave you with the most delicious Valentine’s Day Cookies ever! You can customize your cookies by adding a different extract, like almond extract instead of vanilla, using different gel food coloring instead of the pink and red I used, adding nonpareils to the top of your bears, anything! This easy cookie recipe was made with you in mind and I encourage you all to always add your own twist! 🙂

Valentine’s Day Spritz Cookies

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Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba – thesqueakymixer.com
Servings

12-15

servings
Cooking time

10

minutes
Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature

  • Food dye

  • 3 Tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate (for decorating)

Directions

  • Find an image of a bear you like on the internet, roughly 4″ tall and 2″ wide. Trace the bears with an edible marker onto a sheet of parchment paper about 2″ apart. Place two pieces of parchment paper with images traced onto them to fit a cookie sheet then set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the sugar just until light and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you mix. Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter mixture.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that everything is being combined evenly. One at a time, place a few scoops of dough in separate smaller bowls to dye different colors for our designs.
  • Place your colored dough into piping bags fit with large and small star tips.
  • Trace the lines you made in step 1 to trace our teddy bears onto our prepared cookie sheet. The dough is a bit thick and will be a bit tough to pipe, take your time and pipe slowly to keep your hand from cramping. Use thick piping bags or double bag your piping bags to keep them from bursting from the pressure of piping. If the dough is too thick for you to pipe, add a tablespoon of milk to the dough or a few drops to each color to help you.
  • Once your cookies are all piped, place the tray in the fridge to chill while we preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes after baking then transfer to a wire rack to cool. To make the small hearts, pipe them onto a cookie sheet fit with parchment paper. You can either freehand the hearts or trace them first as we did for our bears. These will need less time to bake since they’re smaller, about 6-8 minutes.
  • To make the facial features, microwave the chocolate in 30-second intervals mixing between each time then place the melted chocolate in a piping bag.
  • Pipe the melted chocolate onto the bear’s face to create, eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Pipe two small dollops if chocolate onto his front paws then stick a small heart on top to make the bear hold a heart. Allow the chocolate to set on the bears before stacking or storing.
  • Enjoy!

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