Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Marble Spritz Cookies

I made these marble spritz cookies with my cousin. They are a variation of my pressed sugar cookies.

I got the original recipe from Williams-Sonoma and apparently it was "Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Series, Cookies & Biscotti, by Kristine Kidd (Time-Life Books, 1993)."

Marble Spritz Cookies
Makes 40-60

12 tbsp (1.5 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/2 to 3 tbsp cocoa powder (for the divided dough)
sprinkles, optional


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer on high speed so that the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla and salt and continue beating the mixture until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Add in the flour by beating it in, stirring it in, or kneading it in. It doesn't matter. I just first beat it in, then knead it so that the dough won't stick on my hands then. Stop when the dough comes together.

Divide the dough in two and add 2 1/2 tbsp to 3 tbsp of cocoa powder into one of the dough. Knead the powder in, add more powder if you want a more chocolaty taste. At one point, you can't add any more or else the dough will be too dry and it will become too difficult to "press it out".

Put the dough into your cookie press however you want to. Put the shape you like onto the press and start pressing out the dough onto a baking sheet. Parchment paper is not needed because the cookie is oily enough not to stick on the pan. Decorate your cookies with sprinkles if you wish to do so. Make sure to press them on so they don't fall off.

Bake the cookies at 375*F for around 10-15 minutes. So that the cookies are slightly golden. Move cookies to wire rack and cool. May be stored in airtight containers for a couple of days.

Note: I prefer not to "marble" the dough before putting it in the press because when it comes out of the press it will look a bit disgusting. So if you have a cookie press, just put the dough in without mixing it.

If you do not have a cookie press, you can still make these cookies. Just shape them with your hands or use cookie cutters.

I also reserved some dough for one flavored cookies.

Inadvertent rainbows. :)

Lots of cookies.

I burned one batch. :( I was washing the dishes and forgot. How sad.

I bought some to marching band camp in cupcake liners, hehe, just like those Danish butter cookies.


  1. You did a wonderful job! Especially the last picture looks great! By the way, regarding your comment in my blog, no I didn't know that drinking milk helps reducing the spiciness of the food, thanks for letting me know, it's a good piece of information :), although I think I will keep drinking water when eating rendang though, because I don't think I would like the combo of milk and rendang together ;)!

  2. haha i should try these, i recently received an old cookie press from my grandmother :D but then the creaming puts me off. day :D i will :D

  3. They really do look like those good old Danish butter cookies! Oh those cookies sure bring back some good memories. ;) thanks for sharing this....however I don't have a spritzer cookie presser... Wonder if just using normal piping will work. :P

  4. Cooking Gallery, Aww, thank you so much. I'm glad that I was able to "help". :) Haha, yea that's true, but for future instances you can do that.

    Grub, Cool! Creaming isn't that bad. :) Can't wait to see what your cookie shapes look like. I love how different cookie presses have all sorts of pretty shapes.

    Honey Bee Sweets, Thank you for your nice words and you're welcome. And yes, normal piping will work. However, I believe you will need to increase the butter to 1 cup to make it easier to "spritz". Refer to Williams-Sonoma for their recipe. What happened to me one time was I didn't let the butter go to room temperature and it was too hard to spritz, so I had to just roll out the dough into balls and flatten them. They're actually the cookies you see on my banner on the right side.

  5. Beautiful cookies. Must be so fun to make. Love the different colour combination.

  6. The shapes are so pretty! and I love the colour combo.

  7. Mary and pigpigscorner, Sorry for replying so late. I don't know how I missed your comments. It is very fun to make, just a bit time consuming though, especially cleaning up. Thank you. :)


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