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Eggless Spritz Cookies

Just like your classic spritz cookies, but without eggs! These Eggless Spritz Cookies are easy to make and they make the perfect addition to your holiday cookie boxes!

If you're looking for more eggless holiday cookies, check out my Eggless Sourdough Molasses Cookies, Homemade Vanilla Oreos, or my Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without spritz cookies. I have been eating these cookies since I was a kid. My best friend and next door neighbor always had them at her house, courtesy of her mom who didn’t bake but frequented a local bakery during the holidays. So come winter break they always had a pastel pink bakery box sitting on their counter. And I could always count on there being spritz cookies inside!

I never knew that these were spritz cookies until many years later, we just called them butter cookies. And spritz cookies are a butter cookie, but they become spritz cookies when you use a cookie press or piping bag with decorative tip so these cookies bake in particularly festive shapes. Confession, I have never once used a cookie press! I don’t even own one, but it's on my list to get. Whenever I make spritz cookies I just use a piping bag with a decorating tip, and either way works just fine!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Typically spritz cookies have eggs in them. And I have a traditional spritz cookie recipe inside my book, Cookies for Everyone. But I know that many of my eggless recipes have been really popular lately so I thought you’d want to have an Eggless Spritz Cookie recipe for the upcoming holiday season.

These Eggless Spritz Cookies are just like the originals and they are buttery and melt in your mouth! They make the perfect addition to any holiday cookie box or to bring to a cookie exchange.

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Ingredients for Eggless Spritz Cookies

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Frontier Co-Op Organic Almond Extract

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Piping Bags

Ateco Tip #827

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How to Make Eggless Spritz Cookies

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, vanilla extract, and rose extract. Mix on low until combined, then continue to mix on low for 5 minutes or until the mixture is light in color and fluffy. 

Add the milk and flour and mix on low until combined. Transfer half the dough to a piping bag with Ateco tip #827. (If you put it all in at once, it can be too hard to squeeze out.) 

Step 3

Pipe the dough in 1 ½-inch dollops onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 1 inch between them. 

Step 4

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool completely on the cookie sheets. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

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Tips for Making Eggless Spritz Cookies

• Make sure your butter is soft. This is key for spritz cookies as we are going to cream the butter for 5 minutes until it's light and fluffy, and so you need to start with soft butter. If your butter isn't soft at the beginning stage, this step will take much longer and be more difficult as you'll have to keep scraping the cold butter off the paddle and the bowl. I like to leave butter out on the counter overnight to let it soften at room temperature. But, you can also microwave it for 10 seconds per 1/2 cup.

• Use whole milk for this recipe! Whenever baking with milk, it's important to use whole milk as it provides fat and flavor.

• I used Ateco decorating tip #827 for these cookies, but Ateco tip #846 is also very similar and would work. So would a cookie press!

• I like to dust these with a little bit of cane sugar after they come out of the oven for a little extra sweetness and texture. This needs to be done immediately when they come out of the oven, as the sugar will stick to the hot cookies. And, this is completely optional and you can skip this step too.

FAQ's

What if I don't have almond extract?

You can omit the almond extract if you don't have it or if you don't want nuts.

Do you need to use a piping tip?

No, you don't have to use a piping tip, it's totally optional and it just creates a decorative cookie.

How do you store spritz cookies?

Spritz cookies are butter cookies, so they should be stored in a cool dry place. I like to just leave them out on a plate on the counter for a few days while we eat them.

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Eggless Spritz Cookies

Mimi Council
Traditional Spritz Cookies contain eggs, so try this recipe for Eggless Spritz Cookies if you are egg free or if you just ran out of eggs.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 45 cookies
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix on low until combined, then continue to mix on low for 5 minutes or until the mixture is light in color and fluffy.
  • Add the milk and flour and mix on low until combined. Transfer half the dough to a piping bag with Ateco tip #827. (If you put it all in at once, it can be too hard to squeeze out.)
  • Pipe the dough in 1 ½-­inch dollops onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 1 inch between them.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden­ brown around the edges. Let cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • Store in a cool dry place for up to 7 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 375°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 128IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.3mg
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