Chocolate Spritz Cookies are a classic holiday cookie recipe made with soft, chocolate cookie dough formed into holiday shapes with a cookie press.

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Spritz cookies are a classic Christmas cookie made with butter, eggs, flour, and sugar, and formed into cute holiday shapes with a cookie press. These Chocolate Spritz Cookies add a little cocoa powder to the traditional recipe for a chocolaty cookie that no one can resist! 

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How to Make Spritz Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place ungreased baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar in the bowl of your mixer.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  5. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture to the mixing bowl until the dough is formed.
  7. Load the dough into your cookie press and press the dough onto a chilled, ungreased, baking sheet. Leave 1 – 1 ½ inches between each cookie.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes then remove and let cool completely.
  10. Decorate with royal icing and sprinkles or enjoy plain.

Tips for Using a Cookie Press:

A cookie press can be electric or manual and both are simple to use with a little practice. Since I only make my Chocolate Spritz Cookies once a year I use my trusty Wilton cookie press and it never lets me down!

  • Remove the air from the press – Before using your cookie press make sure to press it in a few times until the dough is firmly packed inside of it, with no space. I like to press out one or two test cookies to get out any air bubbles.
  • Use an unlined, ungreased baking sheet – You want the dough to stick to the pan to help form the shape so you don’t want to add any grease, butter, or parchment paper to the cookie sheet. Don’t worry they will easily come off the baking sheet once they are baked.
  • Chill your baking sheet – Place your baking sheet in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to chill it. This helps the dough stick.
  • Press the cookie press firmly, and flatly, against the baking sheet – Pressing down firmly and squeezing the trigger helps the dough form the perfect shape, and stick firmly enough to the baking sheet to help the dough neatly break away from the press.

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Can I Refrigerate Spritz Cookie Dough?

If you are making your spritz cookie dough ahead of time you can refrigerate it but you will need to let it come to room temperature before placing it in your cookie press.

Can You Freeze Spritz Cookies?

Yes. Once your Chocolate Spritz Cookies are baked you can let them cool completely, decorate them (optional), and then place them in an airtight container, with wax paper separating each layer, and freeze them until you are ready to serve.

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Servings: 72

Chocolate Spritz Cookies

Chocolate Spritz Cookies are a classic holiday cookie recipe made with soft, chocolate cookie dough formed into holiday shapes with a cookie press.
Holiday Chocolate Spritz Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Royal Icing and sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place ungreased baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Cream together butter and sugar in the bowl of your mixer.
  • Add eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to the mixing bowl until the dough is formed.
  • Load the dough into your cookie press and press the dough onto a chilled, ungreased, baking sheet. Leave 1 - 1 ½ inches between each cookie.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes then remove and let cool completely.
  • Decorate with royal icing and sprinkles or enjoy plain.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 51mg, Potassium: 18mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 2.5%, Calcium: 0.3%, Iron: 2.1%
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell