Oh Christmas Tree, O christmas Tree, how lovely are your gold sprinkled tops! These Christmas tree spritz cookies are rich and buttery. They are filled with delicious nutella and sprinkled with gold sugar. They are bite size and you can’t have just one!
Please also try my Christmas Chocolate cookies They are topped with creamy vanilla frosting and go great with Santa’s glass of milk!
Spritz cookies are always one of my favorite to make during the holiday. There are so many disks to choose from and the different types of fillings you can put in them are endless. I decided to use Nutella as I always have an abundant amount of this delicious hazelnut spread in my home.
Norah picked out the gold sugar and I loved seeing the excitement when she got to sprinkle it on the cookies! Ah….memories in the making on a daily with her! She is really getting a hold of the baking thing. Watch out Martha Stewart!
However, during the making of these wonderful buttery delights, my Wilton Cookie press decided to take a dump on me. I was literally down to the last bit of dough and BAM, the damn thing stopped clicking. Seriously, WTF, I then had to make a run to my Bed, bath and Beyond and get another one. After all, I can’t be without a cookie press during the holiday season!
Mother and Daughter Annual cookie Baking
This coming up Sunday I am doing my annual cookie baking with mom. This year, Norah gets to join in the fun. As sarcastic as I can be, I do have a sentimental side to me and I cherish this tradition with my mom and am super greatful we can do this together every year. We laugh and have a ton of fun even though there are many cookies we screw up, but we do celebrate our successes!
This year we are making our sugar cookies ahead of time and will decorate together. It should save on some extra mess. She has requested that I make the spritz as well and I just pray the second press holds up! Stay tuned for my sugar cookie recipe next week, its a keeper!
How to make Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies
This cookie dough is fairly simple to make. You start out by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Cream your butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in your egg, milk and both extracts. In a separate bowl, whisk flour and baking powder together. You then add that into the cream mixture.
Assemble your cookie press (pray that it works first) and fit with tree disk. Click those bad boys on an ungreased cookie sheet and put in the oven. I baked for 7-8 minutes or until set (do not brown).
When cookies are completely cooled on wire racks, spread the nutella on bottoms of half the cookies and top with the other half of the cookies. Sprinkle the gold sugar and serve!
Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies
- Electric mixer with beaters
- Home Decor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Wilton Cookie press with tree disk
- 1½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp 2% milk
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ⅔ cup nutella
- gold sugar
Spritz Tree Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375°. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and extracts. In a separate bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into cream mixture.
- Using a cookie press fitted with the tree disk, press the dough 2 in apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until set, about 7-8 minutes (oven temps vary). Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Spread nutella on the bottoms of half of the cookies and top with the remaining cookies. Sprinkle the tops with gold sugar. Store in airtight container.
- Store in an airtight container for 5 days in the fridge
- Freeze for up to a month
Fun fact of the day!
Ryan Gosling could have been a member of the Backstreet Boys but he turned them down. Very Interesting, I could never picture him in a boy band. He has always been my Noah from the Notebook!
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