Christmas Italian Recipe Italian Cookies Recipe

The Christmas Chocolate Spritz Cookies

Spritz is a generic term for cookies formed into fanciful shapes when the dough is forced through a cookie press.

It is derived from the German verb “spritzen,” meaning “to squirt or to spray.”



SERVING: 4 to 5 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Beat brown sugar and butter in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Add milk, egg and vanilla; beat until creamy.
  4. Beat in chocolate until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  6. Force dough through cookie press onto prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Cool completely; decorate if desired.





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