Spritz Butter Cookies


rom the time my kids were old enough to stand on a kitchen stool to help bake, they would ask “Mom, can we make those cookies you shoot with the gun”. To an outsider it may sound like we make some pretty strange cookies at our house. As a disclaimer, my Processed with VSCO with a6 presetkids were never in any danger, they just didn’t know the difference between a cookie press and a gun. They thought it was the greatest thing in the world to pull the trigger forcing dough through the disk and releasing a perfectly shaped cookie on the cookie sheet. These little cookies are so simple and easy to make, yet look so professional. People will assume you bought them at a bakery.  My kids are a little older now, but we still affectionately refer to the cookie press as the “cookie gun”. Try these addictive little cookies for your next holiday gathering. They are as much fun to make as they are yummy to eat…just ask my kiddos.


1 cup room temperature butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs whites

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. salt

2 1/4 cups flour


  1. In a mixer beat the butter and sugar until well combined.
  2. Add egg whites and mix until very smooth consistency.
  3. Next, add flour, salt, and vanilla. Mix until batter comes together.
  4. Place dough into cookie press and press cookies onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. If your cookies are having trouble sticking to the cookie sheet it is usually a temperature issue. Try removing parchment from cookie sheets and refrigerating your cookie sheets. Allowing the dough to warm up will also help the dough stick to the cookie sheet surface.
  5. If you are going to decorate with sugar or sprinkles do it at this stage before baking.
  6. Bake cookies in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until dough is just beginning to golden. Do not overbake these cookies, they will continue to bake on the cookie sheet.

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