Dessert - CookiesVegetarian

Pat's Never-Fail Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies Source: pelennor, Flickr

These are another family classic cookie, from my Great Aunt Pat. Despite claiming to be "never-fail," I've still managed to mess them up at least once, since I had a version of the recipe with a list of ingredients and no instructions.


  • 1 cup butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Food coloring or cocoa powder
  • 2½ cups flour

Source: Aunt Pat Krause

Cook Time: 8 minutes


  1. Mix together all ingredients except the flour. If you want colored cookies (like green for trees), add the food coloring. If you want chocolate cookies, add a dash of cocoa powder. Add the flour slowly, incorporating between each addition. (If you don't they'll fail.)
  2. Use a spritzer to turn the dough into cookies. You can add sprinkles at this point if you want.
  3. Bake 8 minutes at 350°F.