Norwegian Butter Cookies (Spritz)
I love making spritz cookies aka cookie press cookies. I have an old Mirro Cookie Press that is just like the one I used to use when I was a kid. You can use any cookie press, I know Amazon sells several different brands now. You don’t even have to use a cookie press to make these but I think it makes it easier & prettier. You could pipe out the cookie dough if you wanted or make these drop cookies flattened with the bottom of a glass.
I think these Norwegian Butter Cookies make for a good addition to any Christmas Cookie collection although they can be made year round. They are a rich buttery cookie that is soft in texture. I add colored sprinkles to the top & I also make them by sprinkling cinnamon & sugar on top. The recipe is easy to make with only 5 ingredients. I end up with about 25 cookies.
Be careful that you push out enough dough for each one or it will not stick to the cookie sheet like it should. If your looking for a cookie press Amazon has the Oxo Good Grips Cookie Press & the Wilton Cookie Press both come with pattern discs.
- ½ cup butter, softened (I used salted)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1¼ cup all purpose flour
- sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 F. degrees.
- Cream butter & sugar together hand mixing. Stir in egg and vanilla extract.
- Mix in flour.
- Fill cookie press fitted with patterned disk. Press cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Top with sprinkles (optional)
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies look set.
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Megan - The Emotional Baker says
I’ve never had success making spritz cookies, but these have convinced me I need to try again! I’m sure I couldn’t stop with just one :)
Jackie Cross says
I love these cookies but don’t have a press. Can they be made without one?
Hi Jackie, you could definitely make these cookies without a press. You could make them by rolling dough into balls & flattening them down with the bottom of a glass cup coated with sugar or you could pipe the dough out if you have a piping bag & a star tip & swirl the dough into a circle.
These look so freaking awesome. LOVE this recipe!
Arwyn L. says
I made smaller cookies also using a press, I think a smaller one, and I made over 32 cookies!! These are amazingly delicious, I love this recipe. They are so fun to make!
I’m glad you liked the cookies! :)
tiphenie bryan says
I am 1/4 Norwegian, and this year all i want to do is make Norwegian Christmas cookies! I have made these twice and they are just so yummy! I love that i can tie my heritage with my love for baking in these simple, delicious little cookies!
I also used a cookie press with the Christmas tree shape(the only one that seems to work for me) and it made so many! I think almost 40!! (that is even after all the dough i ate. haha) thanks for sharing this recipe!
I’m so glad you like this Norwegian cookie recipe! Thanks for taking the time to comment we appreciate it!
Your blue sugar sprinkles bought back memories of my Nowegian mother’s Spritz cookies at Christmas. She always used blue too. Any significance to the blue in Norway, or just coincidence?
Hi Trish, I’m glad to hear the cookies brought back memories of your mother’s Christmas cookies. I just used blue sprinkles because it is my favorite color.
Can these be made ahead and frozen?
Hi Pat, Yes, butter cookies freeze well so you can make them ahead and freeze them. Thanks.