Easy  Spritz Cookies 

From the German word "spritzen", these spritz cookies are a holiday classic. They're perfect to make with kids, family or friends! Here's how...

Very Soft Butter Granulated Sugar Vanilla Extract  Eggs Salt All-purpose Flour Baking Powder Chocolate Chips

First, add the very soft (but not melted) butter, sugar, and vanilla extract to a large bowl.

Using your hand or stand mixer with the normal beaters, mix everything for around 4 minutes until creamy.

Now, add the large egg and egg yolk to the bowl and keep beating for 2-3 minutes until they are mixed in.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Give everything a quick stir.

Switch your mixer attachment to the spiral dough hooks. Then add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in small increments while beating.

Keep mixing until the flour is fully mixed in. Next, cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 30 minutes. Then preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare your piping bag or cookie press. Then shape the spritz cookies. Circles, s-shapes, or straight lines are classics. Writing your name is also popular!

Bake the cookies for 12-16 minutes until the ends are slightly brown.

Let the cookies cool. Then dip the ends in melted chocolate (optional). Let the chocolate harden.

And that's it - enjoy these easy spritz cookies! You can check out the full recipe for more detailed instructions and tips.