Monday, December 23, 2019

Sparkling Spice Spritz Cookies

 Here's one more Christmas treat to make, if you have the time.  I'm hoping that Lynn, from Happier Than A Pig In Mud  will try these sometime.  Lynn is the Queen of Spritz (and also Deviled Eggs, crafts, and always good recipes!).

 This is probably my favorite Christmas plate, which is by Johnson Brothers, and the pattern is Merry Christmas.  I just love the old fashioned look of it. 

 The teacup has this pretty Christmas tree inside. 

 I love these vintage salt and pepper shakers that belonged to my late beloved mom.  Don't they have the sweetest faces?

 Harper decorated this tree for me with the little cooking utensils that my daughter bought me years ago. 

 Cissy performed in a Christmas program that we so enjoyed.  She's the one on top!

 Here is my daughter and I with our little star.

 Harper also performed in a Christmas program, where she was the Innkeeper, and sang so many sweet Christmas songs with her class.  I'm so blessed to be able to attend these wonderful events.  That's Hayden on the left, with me, my daughter-in-law, Harper, and my youngest son.  


 Merry Christmas to all of you!  


Sparkling Spice Spritz Cookies

Sparkling Spice Spritz Cookies

Even though there are a lot of spices in these cookies, they are not overly spicy. I freeze my cookie sheets when making spritz because it makes it easier for the dough to stick.


  • 16 tablespoons  soft unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup  sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft cream cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice or ground clove
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • coarse sparkling sugar, for decorating


How to cook Sparkling Spice Spritz Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Get out two cookie sheets; they don't need to be greased.  Chill the cookie sheets as you make the dough.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, cream cheese, salt, vanilla, and spices.
  3. Beat in the egg yolk, then stir in the flour.
  4. Pipe the cookies onto the chilled cookie sheets.
  5. Or drop the dough by the teaspoonful onto the baking sheets; a teaspoon cookie scoop works well here.
  6. Top with colored sugar, if desired.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10 to 16 minutes, until they're brown around the edges.  (Mine were done around 10 minutes).
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to racks to cool. Be sure to move the cookies to a rack before they're totally cool, as otherwise they may stick to the pan.
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  1. Your little star is growing tall, isn't she. How sweet is the Christmas tree adorned with the kitchen utensils. Cute santa mug it is sitting in. How cosy that fire looks. I am supposing you are in need of a warm fire, this Christmas time. I have so loved visiting you each week this year, Kitty, to see what lovely china you have displayed and of course to salivate over yours and Cissy's baking each week. Have a merry little Christmas, lovely Kitty. May you be blessed as you enjoy this special time of the year with your family.

  2. Merry Christmas Week to you and your family Kitty! Your kitchen tree is adorable along with your Sparkling Spice Spritz Cookies! I always love seeing your grand girls' sweet smiling faces! ♥

  3. Your cookies turned out pretty Kitty and they sound very tasty with all of the spices too! Thanks for the shout-out! Merry Christmas Week, have fun with the kids:@)

  4. I would like to have a small tree in the kitchen with little cooking utensil ornaments, maybe after seeing yours, I might do that.

  5. Sweet pics all...

    With that freezing the cookie sheets tip, I might give these Spritz cookies a try. As you know, I find them fiddly. 😉

    Merry on, Kitty!

  6. What a darling table setting! I love your Christmas china and the little tree with all the kitchen gadgets on it is just too cute! The cookies are perfect for the holidays. I've never made spritz cookies but they sure are pretty. Your Cissy and my granddaughter, Jenna-Lynn, do the same thing in cheer. My son always sends us the videos of her competitions. She won gold with her team in the last one. The girls are so cute in their outfits and it's lovely to see your family photo. Merry Christmas, dear Kitty, and I pray 2020 brings you many blessings. Christmas hugs...Sandi

  7. I love everything about your tea time vignette: the cookies, JB Merry Christmas dishes, and the super cute kitchen-themed tree and Santa mug!

    Cissy's Grinch outfit made me smile.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Those are the perfect cookies for the holidays Kitty. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  9. What wonderful photos of your family! And I love the dishes and cute salt and pepper shakers! Merry Christmas my friend!

  10. Oh, I imagine these spices really taste good together in a cookie! We just made sugar cookies and peanut butter blossoms! I have also been working on our Christmas Eve goodies. Lord willing, we will have warm spinach dip, chili-cheese dip, meatballs, pepperoni pinwheels, and deviled eggs. I plan to make a ham and macaroni and cheese with ham (Zach's favorite) on Christmas day to serve with the leftovers from Christmas Eve. I LOVE this time of year! Merry Christmas and many blessings to you, sweet friend!

  11. Merry Christmas, Dear Kitty, to you and your loved ones! Love the beautiful family photos and your two precious 'stars'! I've never tried Spritz cookies - they look like they would be perfect with a nice cup of tea. Love the Johnson Bros. Christmas plate and your Mom's precious shakers. Sorry I haven't been visiting - computer issues, but hopefully solved. Wishing you many blessings in the New Year xo Karen

  12. Merry Christmas,dear Kitty!Your blog is balm to the soul and feast for the eyes! Thanks for sharing beauty, kindness, delicious recipes,friendship,happiness and family the whole year. Blessings!

  13. Love those gorgeous plates and your other vintage touches. And would you look at that little Cissy! How adorable she is! Merry Christmas, dear Kitty! HUGS!

  14. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely be making these...just want to buy the little spritz push cookie dispenser...this is a great excuse!! ;o)

  15. Great photos, Kitty! Cissy is such an adorable performer and you can tell she loves it too :)
    My spritz were a disaster this year. Tried a new recipe and they were flavorless. These look great! A happy and healthy New Year to you and your beautiful family, Kitty!

  16. Lovely to see your photographs.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas, my good wishes for the New Year.

    All the best Jan

  17. Hi Kitty,
    I love your little tree and all your vintage things collected from your Mom, and of course your grands are always the stars of your post! Your Spritz Cookies look delicious I will have to try your recipe, and like you hope that Lynn see's them as well. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday in 2019 and hope you will include the party in 2020. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen


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