Spritz Wreaths Recipe

The spritz wreaths recipe is simply using this butter cookie recipe to make pressed cookies topped with sugar decoration! As simple as this recipe is, it has always been my favorite holiday cookie!


1/2 prepared basic butter cookie dough, room temperature

Egg Wash:
1 egg white, beaten lightly
2 teaspoons water

Green decorating sugar

Small bowl
Pastry brush
Cookie press with wreath disk
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Pack dough into cookie press fitted with wreath disk.
Step 3: Press wreaths out about 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 4: In a small bowl, beat egg white and 2 teaspoons of water together.
Step 5: Brush each cookie lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with green sugar.
Step 6: Bake for 12 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown. Let cookies set on sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling surface.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

Note: Temperature is the most critical part of making pressed cookies. If the dough spreads out to much on the cookie sheet then chill it slightly and try a few more. Keep experimenting until you find the right temperature to make the shape look its best, then work fast.

Also, this butter cookie recipe is great for making pressed cookies of any type. Fill free to experiment with other disks and sugars; a few drops of food coloring also works great.

For more information on baking procedures and hardware used in this recipe see our Baking Tips section.