Best Spritz Cookies


This is the best tasting spritz cookie ever! The addition of brown sugar to the dough gives them great flavor. Buttery, crispy, and the aroma of the spices while they're baking is just incredible. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
72 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons colored decorating sugar, or as needed (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, mixing for about 15 seconds after each yolk. Add cream cheese and mix until well combined. Mix in nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt; beat until completely mixed. Add flour and stir just until incorporated.

  3. Fill a cookie press with dough and press out cookies, using your favorite shape, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Cook's Note

For delicious butter spritz cookies, omit the spices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

60 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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