This is a chocolate variation of the classic spritz cookie. The rich chocolate flavor pairs nicely with the typical buttery sweet flavors of spritz cookies. And they’re so easy to make too! If you like chocolate, you’ll like these pressed cookies.

Spritz Cookies: The New Holiday Cookie

Most spritz cookie recipes are a bit different than your typical holiday cookie because it needs to be crisp enough to hold up the shape. And you just can’t have a good spritz cookie without the buttery and sweet flavors.

To make the spritz cookies, you simply make the dough, load it into a cookie press, and press the cookies onto the pan. They always turn out beautiful, but they’re also super easy. Consider Spritz cookies as your new go-to holiday cookie.

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Chocolate Spritz Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups good quality cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.  Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together.  Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract.  Continue beating until well combined.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture in three parts, beating after each. 
  4. Load the dough into a cookie press and press cookies onto an ungreased baking sheet leaving at least 1/2 inch between cookies.  Decorate with candies, maraschino cherries, or sprinkles.
  5. Bake for six to eight minutes or until the cookies are done.  Remove the cookies from the pan to cool on wire racks.

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(Updated from May 22, 2014)

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