The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Holiday Spritz Cookies

Holiday Spritz Cookies |

It’s finally The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap day! This is my second year participating in this oh-so amazing event and it’s only gotten sweeter (I know, that was pretty corny…).

Holiday Spritz Cookies |

I have been waiting for this cookie swap to come around this year because I FINALLY got a cookie press (thanks brother!!!).

I knew as soon as I got it that I had to make spritz cookies for the holiday exchange (yep I’ve been planning since October!). The dough comes together in a flash and the cookies travel really well, so they are perfect for sending cookies out to all your friends and family.

I love the subtle almond and vanilla flavor of these buttery cookies. It really makes them addictive! Before you know it, you have devoured a dozen…

Holiday Spritz Cookies |

I have to also give a big thank you to the three lovely food bloggers who sent me delicious treats this season!

The past few weeks have been a bit stressful and overwhelming, so this whole cookie exchange was timed perfectly to cheer me up!

I received sea salt caramel stuffed cookies from The Gingered Whisk, Almond Joy Cookies from I Was Born To Cook, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from bethcakes – I have been in cookie heaven for the past couple of weeks!!

Holiday Spritz Cookies |

Note: for this recipe, you will need a cookie press.

Holiday Spritz Cookies

Yield: 4 to 5 dozen cookies

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:12 minutes

Total Time:22 minutes

Buttery almond and vanilla flavored cookies will make your holidays bright and festive! Great for cookie exchanges and packaged treats for loved ones across the country.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Holiday sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Make sure to scrape down the sides to get everything incorporated. Once well-combined, add flour and salt; beat to combine.
  • Fit cookie press with your desired template and fill the cookie press with dough. On an clean, dry, and cooled cookie sheet, press the shapes out 1-inch apart from each other. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.

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Holiday Spritz Cookies |


3 Responses to “The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Holiday Spritz Cookies”

  1. pragati — December 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm (#)

    Haven’t heard of a cookie press before..but these look very pretty 🙂

  2. Diana — September 26, 2015 at 10:37 am (#)

    They look soooo delish … What is the brand cookie press that you used? I’ve been looking for a nice one for so long and not really sure which one to purchase.

    • Meghan B. — September 28, 2015 at 11:55 am (#)

      Thank you Diana! I use a KitchenAid cookie press and it works beautifully! Super simple to use and it comes with a bunch of different shapes. 🙂

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