Holiday Spritz Cookies ( Anna Olson's Spritz Cookies)
47 mins (prep 35, cooking 12)
7 ingredients
36 servings
Buttery cookies that have been Christmas favorites as far back as the 1500s. While there are many similar recipes this is the one I turn to each holiday time since finding Canada's own Anna Olson's recipe in an issue of Harrowsmith. My handwritten copy is well worn from years of use. Anna's recipe and instructions make spritz cookies very simple to reproduce at home - for those of us not able to pick them up at her Ontario bakeries. I may have to move! Thank you Anna for adding to our Christmas 'traditions in the making'.

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , hand-formed-cookies , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 large egg (separated, yolk for dough, reserve whites and beat for brushing tops)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour (start with 2 1/4 cups, may need up to 2 1/2 cups of flour)
  • sugar, for sprinkling (i use the white granulated, you may use tinted sugar)


Serving Size (10.09 g)
Servings 36
Amount per Serving
Calories 61.05 Calories from Fat 49.23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.47g 302.82%
Saturated Fat 3.39g 609.7%
Trans Fat 0.22g %
Cholesterol 14.13mg 169.56%
Sodium 42.29mg 63.44%
Total Carbohydrate 3.29g 39.47%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 3.28 g %
Protein 0.06g 4.02%
Vitamin A 164.24IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.61mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg, sifted flour