These butter cookies just melt in your mouth. They are the perfect little bite after a holiday meal (or great for snacking throughout the day!). These recipe came from my mother in law and she has been making them for years. They are one of my husband’s favorite cookies so now I have started making them every holiday for our house.
These spritz butter cookies do require a cookie press, but it is worth investing in one! Cookie presses are pretty easy to use and most come with sets of different stencils to press cookies for a variety of occasions. Mine came with 12 different designs. I would recommend a manual cookie press because the ones with motors don’t seem to last as well, or the motors are too weak to put the dough out of the cookies. I have this one from OXO and it works pretty well.
Press the spritz butter cookies directly onto a baking tray without parchment paper. For some reason, my husband is better at pressing the cookies than I am so I always have him press the cookies. The trick is not to pull the cookie press up before all of the dough has pressed out. There is a little delay once you are done pressing the dough and when the dough has come all the way out of the cookie press onto the baking sheet.