20 Sweet and Savory Ways to Use a Cookie Press
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20 Sweet and Savory Ways to Use a Cookie Press

Give your rolling pin a rest this holiday baking season, and make these 20 sweet and savory spritz cookies instead. Just as pretty as their festive cutout counterparts, you can churn out dozens of beautifully shaped cookies with just a few flicks of the wrist on the cookie press. Even better, they serve just as great as a canvas for decorating with icing and sprinkles galore. Your next cookie tray is gonna rock.

1. Glazed Spritz: Take your pick between three different cookie bases and two flavors of glaze. The taste combos and decorating possibilities are practically endless. (via Martha Stewart)

2. Vanilla Malted Cookies: A touch of malted milk powder takes these cookies from basic to va-va-voom vanilla. (via The Little Epicurean)

3. Whole Wheat Spritz: With their gorgeous disguise of magenta sprinkles, you’d never guess these cookies are egg-free and made with whole wheat. (via Food Faith Fitness)

4. Cardamom Spritz Cookies: Scented with citrusy cardamom and almond extract, these treats are a total delight for the senses. (via Pink Patisserie)

5. Raspberry Rosette Spritz: Raspberry cookies are a terrific choice for sandwiching a layer of almond cream cheese filling. They’re so good you may just forget all about an old favorite. (via Baking With Blondie)

6. Hazelnut Gianduia Spritz: Chocolate and hazelnut fans will love these ganache-dipped, nutty cookies slicked with a layer of bittersweet-chocolate-enhanced Nutella (aka gianduia). (via What’s for Lunch, Honey)

7. Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies: Don’t put away that jar of pumpkin pie spice quite yet. These buttery cookies are a welcome nibble all year long. (via Diethood)

8. Rosemary-Cheese Spritz: You’ll have homemade, cheesy herbed crackers ready in a jiffy for your next party. This leaves plenty of time to plan the dips or cheeseboard to serve alongside. (via Food Network)

9. Pierre Hermes Chocolate Sables: These crumbly, deeply chocolatey cookies get their texture from egg whites — talk about another brilliant way to put leftovers to use. (via Mbakes)

10. Ombre Rose Cream Cheese Spritz: Ombre spritz make for one stylish cookie tray, but these don’t just look good. Nope. Cream-cheese-enriched dough makes for extra tender biscuits that are a terrific accompaniment for tea. (via Bake Love Give)

11. Chocolate Orange Spritz (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free): Orange zest and bittersweet chocolate are a delightful pairing, making these low-carb and gluten-free goodies extra sweet. (via All Day I Dream About Food)

12. Vanilla Spritz Shortbread Cookies: Sweet, buttery and crisp. It’s too easy to munch on one after another of these shortbread cookies. (via Erren’s Kitchen)

13. Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Spritz: Whether you use canned dulce de leche or homemade caramel sauce, these sandwiches are sure to disappear in a flash. (via Girl in the Little Red Kitchen)

14. Pistachio Spritz Pinwheels: Pistachios break out of their shell, adding their scrumptious nuttiness to these bittersweet-chocolate-enhanced swirls. (via Martha Stewart)

15. Maple Spritz Cookies: Give these maple-flavored cookies a little extra oomph by sprinkling them with maple sugar. It’s like a pancake-waffle-cookie flavor explosion. (via Bake Love Give)

16. Cheddar Spritz Crackers: Oversized Cheeze-Its for the win. (via Made From Pinterest)

17. Fancy Spritz: A dip in white chocolate followed by an application of colorful sprinkles transforms simple spritz into fancy, funfetti-inspired treats. (via Crusta Bakes)

18. S’mores Spritz: We’re adding these cookies to our list of campfire-free s’mores, STAT. (via Chocolate Moosey)

19. Peppermint Bark Spritz: Peppermint bark is always a crowd-pleaser, so you just know that these candy-cane-sprinkled cookies will be a hit. (via Bake Love Give)

20. Lemon Blackberry Sandwich Cookies: Bursting with berry and tangy lemon flavors, you’ll no doubt enjoy these bright bites. (via Pineapple and Coconut)

Are spritz a holiday baking tradition for your family? What are some of your favorite flavors to make? Share your recipes and decorating tips below.