Monday, November 5, 2018

Spritz Cookies with Jam Centers

My sons declared these Spritz Cookies with Jam Centers dangerously good! I declare them a winner too:@) They are buttery and delicate with a nice almond flavor and slightly sweet, glossy center. I used apricot preserves, chunky strawberry preserves would be great too and a mixture of both would be very pretty on a cookie tray or dessert buffet. I do highly recommend adding this recipe to your list if you'd like to try a new spritz cookie this holiday season.

A fun tip: Fishing the solid bits of fruit out of the jam to use on the cookies creates a chewier center. 

This is the first time I tried my thrifted battery operated Super Shooter and I'm pleased to report it worked well:@)
I chose what they call the Star Disc and gently pushed an indent into the center of each cookie with my finger tip.
Next time, I'll use a disc that makes a more solid, rounded cookie. Like this maple cookie.
The good news is... There ~will~ be a next time!
You can see my list of helpful Spritz Tips HERE and Spritz Pinterest Board HERE.

Spritz Cookies with Jam Centers-from Grandmother's Kitchen
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash salt
1 tsp almond extract
Jam or preserves for the centers (your choice of jam)
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg & beat well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, salt & almond extract and mix well.
  4. Fill a cookie press with dough and press out shapes onto a non-greased cookie sheet.
  5. Add scant 1/4 teaspoonful of jam to the center of each cookie and bake at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown


  1. I can't wait to try this spritz cookie recipe, Lynn. I love almond flavoring and the addition of the jam makes the cookie so pretty and I'm sure delicious. Thanks for sharing a cookie that Cissy and I can make together.

  2. I always love when you make spritz cookies. My Mom and I use to make them. I need to keep an eye out for a super shooter at the thrifts!!

  3. So beautiful, I love spritz cookies.

  4. I see these cookie makers all the time and never give them a second thought but I will now.

  5. These look delicious Lynn and so pretty too with the apricot jam centers :)

  6. I vote for anything with almond flavor, yum! They look like fall mums!

  7. I also love cookies with almond extract in them! I have my old electric Super Shooter that will be getting a workout for holiday baking :)

  8. I found my old cookie press and have some almond flour in the house---sounds like the perfect excuse to bake!

  9. Spritz are my Christmas go-to cookie. Reminds me so much my childhood. - Margy

  10. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen


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