These gorgeous cookies begin with our Basic Butter Cookie Dough.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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  • Fill cookie press, and form cookies on baking sheets according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • If decorating, brush with egg wash, then sprinkle with sugar or sprinkles. Bake until edges are firm (not brown), 10 to 15 minutes. Cool 1 to 2 minutes on baking sheets; cool completely on a rack.

Cook's Notes

Use a cookie press to get fancy-loking results with little effort. Unchilled dough is extruded through a plate; you can vary the cookie shape by changing the plate.

Reviews (8)

161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 54
  • 2 star values: 37
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: Unrated
12/19/2013
I love this recipe. I make Spritz cookies with it and have no problem with my cookie press. I used my stand mixer with the dough attachment instead of a food processor. Love these, taste great and easy to do.
Rating: Unrated
12/12/2013
SOrry, but this recipe IS NOT for spritz cookies! It will NOT go through the press! If I had wanted to spend my time rolling out and cutting out all of these cookies I would've made a different recipe!!! VERY FRUSTRATING! Also, please list recipes to be made with a mixer too, not just a food processor. I expected more from Martha Stewarts team!!!
Rating: Unrated
12/22/2011
This cookie was outstandng. I'm glad I really don't need a food processor next time I make it.
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11/22/2011
I, too, had a bit of trouble getting the cookies to leave the press and adhere to my Silpat; I realized, due to the high butter content, I really didn't need it. Once I switched to a "naked" aluminum pan, the dough adhered like a dream, when raw, then released once the cookies were baked. I lost a few cookies where the sprinkles stuck to the pan, but it sure beat the dough NOT sticking to the Silpat.
Rating: Unrated
01/01/2011
These cookies were great! I mixed them with a electric mixer and used my mother's cookie press. They were beautiful and taste so good. My family thought I bought them. I will continue to make these. Thanks Martha!
Rating: Unrated
01/09/2010
This recipe was a nightmare to make. Dough was very crumbly; I did not want to throw it out. It would not go through the cookie press only after the dough was warm from my hands then it did go through, but they came out very small. The cookies did not taste good definitely was not worth the effort.
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01/02/2010
you need to chill the cookie sheets. here in new england i put the sheet between the the kitchen door and the screen door, as my fredge is too small for a full size cookie sheet.
Rating: Unrated
12/27/2009
When I form the dough with my cookie press, the dough won't separate from the press and stick to the cookie sheet. How do I solve this problem? Does the dough need to be thicker, thinner, warmer, cooler... Help!