Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gingerbread Spritz

Like spiced cookies? Here's a fun one to add to the tray, Gingerbread Spritz! I usually save my spicy spritz for the animal shaped cookies, Scottie or camel. This year I used a flower shape, I decided a simple cinnamon candy would add a pop of color and a little bite of flavor. They turned out pretty!

Gingerbread Spritz-from Wilton
2/3 C brown sugar-I added 2 extra Tblsp
1 egg
1 C butter, softened
3 C A/P flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
  1. Cream sugar, egg and butter.
  2. Add the rest and mix well.
  3. Fill press and press cookies onto ungreased, not non-stick cookie sheets. 
  4. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until done.
  5. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.
My tip: If you replace a spritz cookie maker always keep your plates. I was bummed when my Mirro broke but thankfully I saved the plates and they work with my new press. The older plates are different (and more detailed) than the newer ones and make a slightly bigger cookie.


  1. Very pretty! I have to bring something for a potluck at work tomorrow and was so wishing I was YOU!

  2. Lynn, Spritz cookies are so fun. These look delicious and so pretty to with the red cinnamon center.

  3. These sound delicious and look beautiful!!


  4. I am not baking cookies this year, mostly due to oven troubles, but this is one recipe I will definitely make as soon as things are up and running. Love spritz cookies and you have such wonderful variations on it. Merry Christmas, Lynn xo

  5. Oh, I love this twist on spritz, Lynn! And the cinnamon candies are a beautiful touch :)

  6. Your spritz are really pretty and sound so good too. Very festive, Lynn!
    Christmas blessings, Beth

  7. These look so good. I always add a spiced cookie to my baking list. The pop of red I'm the center is so pretty!

  8. Ooh, Lynn, another spritz recipe to try! I want to make these spicy ones and the eggnog ones. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  9. I made your peanut butter spritz cookies with my 3-year-old grandson on Monday ;) He decorated them with the M&Ms. They were delicious and these sound wonderful too!

  10. I adore these spritz cookies. They are so pretty. Thanks for stopping by...forgive me for being such a lousy blogger. I miss all my daily visits and seeing posts like these. Merry Christmas Lynn. I'm sure your family is going to love all your goodies!

  11. Great tip! Haven't made spritz yet this year, but I usually do. Still pondering the eggnog ones.

  12. I love the idea of gingerbread spritz cookies. I hope to try this recipe out this year. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Thanks for another spritz recipe to try! I will start a spritz folder now ;o)

  14. I've never made spritz cookies in my life. Every time I see some, I think that I want to try.

    And I have to tell you that the cheese ball in the previous post looks amazing. I absolutely want to try that!

  15. I love spritz cookies and usualy only make the plaiu butter/vanilla kinds but these sound delightful and ones I'd love to try!

  16. These are too beautiful. I have never heard of gingerbread spritz. We are going to have to try these out. I always loved making Spritz when I was growing up. They are magical to a child and add a touch of color to the center - wow!

  17. These are so cute and sound yummy. I saw you on Miz Helen's. New follower.
    Merry Christmas,
    Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile

  18. Hi Lynn,
    that looks great. Its a candy for the eyes as much as for the mouth. Thank you for sharing this great idea and recipe.
    Best greetings to you and Earl,

  19. Adorable Lynn! I love the idea of gingerbread spritz, the red centers are so festive :)

  20. Wow do these cookies look delicious. I can smell them now!!! Yum. Come and visit us this week. We are having a terrific giveway from a very talented Southern writer.

  21. I can't wait to make these, they sound so yummy! Adding this one to my collection.

  22. Oh, and thanks for the tip about the plates, it never occurred to me!

  23. What a nice looking cookie and the spice would be lovely! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by for a visit. Merry Christmas!


  24. Sweetie, your blog is better than a the cinnamon idea for the center of the spritz cookies. Thank you again for sharing.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  25. I again didn't make spritz cookies this year. Love yours, esp. centered with cinnamon candy. Festive and pretty!

  26. Huumm seguro esaran muy ricos Saludos desde Canarias

  27. Hi Lynn,
    Your Gingerbread Spritz Cookies look so pretty and yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  28. Oh yum. I've never made Gingerbread Spritz cookies. They look (and sound) delicious!


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