German Spritz Cookies (Spritzgeb├Ąck)
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 42 mins
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (plus about ¼ cup for kneading)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the egg yolk, vanilla and lemon peel and continue mixing on low speed.
  4. Combine the 1 cup of flour and the baking powder in a bowl.
  5. Slowly add the flour and baking powder mixture until well blended.
  6. Use the remaining ¼ cup flour to knead the dough with your hands, until combined.
  7. Fill the cookie press with some of the dough and press out the cookies on a chilled, greased cookie sheet. If the shapes are not defined, chill the dough for 15 minutes and try again.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.
Makes 18 cookies
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at