Christmas: Spritz Cookies

When I was a little girl, my mother made spritz cookies with a cookie press every year for Christmas. She made candy canes and trees, wreaths and poinsettias. I decided to find a cookie press and continue the tradition for my children this year.

While looking for 1940s Christmas cookie recipes, I found one of my favorite things in a cookbook–handwritten notes! Imagine my excitement when I found a note from 1948 beside a spritz cookie recipe. These cookies were meant to be baked this season! I hope your holiday baking brings you a similar joy at the end of a most challenging year.

We added sprinkles because my family adores them. We’ve also used the tiny round sprinkles and they look nice, too. Everything is better with sprinkles, right?

The recipe is from the Culinary Arts Institute’s The Cookie Book from 1941. There is a section in the back with Christmas cookie recipes from other countries.

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