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Classic Vanilla Spritz Cookies are the most versatile treats around! With loads of cookie press disks from which to choose, color and sprinkle options, they can be tailored for any holiday or event! 

Classic Vanilla Spritz Cookies in a white bowl

Classic Vanilla Spritz Cookies

My dear mother-in-law gave me a cookie press many moons ago. She was a kind and thoughtful gift giver and she knew I loved kitchen gadgets. But this is one gadget that is lost somewhere in my house.  Probably deep in one of my pantries. Which is just one of the reasons I was delighted to partner with OXO again this year for their #OXOGoodCookies campaign. OXO has been my go-to brand for quality kitchen tools for years.

They kindly sent me this fabulous Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case along with a bonus Cookie Press Autumn Disk Set.  The cookie press makes consistently shaped cookies with a simple pump of the large, comfortable lever.

Their unique micro-textured Non-Stick Pro Cookie Sheet made the transfer of dough to the baking sheet a heck of a lot easier than with an ordinary smooth sheet pan. Those little bumps on the surface grabbed the dough, which was invaluable on the hot humid day I decided to turn on the oven and bake (head slap!). This cookie sheet also assisted with even baking, and the over-sized edge made for easy gripping.

OXO’s Silicone Cookie Spatula allowed for moving the cookies to the cooling rack with ease! I can highly recommend all these baking products. Perfect for making these melt in your mouth, classic vanilla spritz cookies! They were buttery and oh, so tasty! I’ll be making wreaths sprinkled with green sugar for the holidays!

Bill, AKA the picky hubby, raved, and I mean raved about these vanilla spritz cookies. I think I’ve finally found the perfect spritz recipe, rich, buttery and so easy to pop a dozen in your mouth in record time!

Classic Vanilla Spritz Cookies coated in spinkles in a white bowl


Even more important was the cause behind OXO’s cookie campaign.  In 2011, they formalized a partnership to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Each year since then, OXO has pledged to donate up to $100,000 to help fight childhood cancer. They’ve enlisted bloggers and will donate $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post that utilizes some of OXO’s terrific baking tools! Can you see why I love OXO???

On a personal note, I worked as an RN on an adult hematology-oncology ward for a number of years. So I’m all well aware of how devastating diseases like leukemia and lymphoma wreak havoc on patients and their loved ones. Seeing children suffer from cancer is especially heartbreaking. So I was honored to join some fellow bloggers to Bake a Difference with OXO for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

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Classic Vanilla Spritz Cookies

Classic spritz cookies that can be jazzed up for any occasion. Adapted from ATK.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Yield 6 dozen


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. Wish the egg, cream and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add the yolk mixture and beat until combined. On low speed, slowly add flour and mix until just combined.
  4. Fill your cookie press and pipe cookies about 1 1 /2 inches apart.
  5. Bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet about 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

3 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g


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18 comments on “Classic Vanilla Spritz Cookies”

  1. Dear Lizzy, Such a pretty and tasty cookie. It is actually cool enough here to enjoy a good cookie with a cup of tea. Have a wonderful long weekend. xoxo Catherine

  2. My cookie press is ancient; it belonged to my grandma. I’ll have to check out the OXO press–especially now that I know they’re involved in such an important cause. Your spritz are just beautiful!

  3. Inused to have a cookie spritz but due to a lack of use, gave it away! Now, i yearn to have it back, but that OXO ine looks like a Mercedes model compared to my metal one! What a great product.

  4. Spritz cookies were my mother’s favorites and she made some good ones! Love these Liz!

  5. These are just so adorable and love the colored sprinkles. I had one from my grandmother too, all ,metal, was a pain to use. The OXO looks so much easier. And great for there strong support.

  6. Love your Classic Vanilla Spritz Cookies! I grew up thinking that Spritz Cookies were for Christmas only – you make me crave that delicious buttery crispness with an afternoon tea. I like how yours are decorated in pastels. Not just for Christmas!

  7. I have tried so many times with my electric spritz cookie maker and have had no luck .. I going to try your recipe. Mine always sticks and I end up making round cookie balls yours are perfect Liz!

  8. I worked in a restaurant kitchen one summer in college and they had a huge bin of spritz cookies. I ate my weight in them that summer and have loved them ever since. Your cookies look like the ones I fell in love with!

  9. Classic, cute and delicious!!

  10. o how pretty are they! Good kitchen gadgets make life so much easier :-))

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