I forgot to tell you about making Spritz cookies with Kayla. We did this when she was home over Christmas break.
Spritz cookies were a family tradition for me growing up. My dad’s parents came from Sweden and they brought the tradition of making these with them. My mom learned how to make them and we had them often at Christmas time. I have always loved them.
They are beautiful and they are a butter cookie and what more is there to love than that.
I never learned to make them from my mom. She passed away when I was 24 and she wasn’t one to prompt teaching. If you asked, she would show and teach, but she didn’t purposely seek me out to teach me things.
So when Kayla showed an interest in making Spritz years ago, I got a cookie press. I bought the ingredients and encouraged her to try to make them. Kayla ran with that and learned to make them.
This is the recipe she uses…
As I said, butter is the base for the cookies.
The dough is really yellow like this…
You can see it’s a thick dough too.
My mom always colored parts of the dough. She would load the cookie press a little like Kayla did the photo with some green, red or plain.
We didn’t have green color so used blue instead.
This is how the cookies look ready to come out of the oven. YUM.
There are many different discs to put in the cookie press to get different shapes but this shape is the family favorite. Kayla and I break them apart segment by segment and eat one at a time savoring them.
It drives up crazy when the guys come in and pop the whole thing in their mouths. UGH. They don’t realize that it does take more work to make these.
I’m so happy that Kayla has picked up this family tradition and carried it on. It’s a favorite tradition of mine.
So curious minds want to know…have you had a Spritz cookie??