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Nothing says Christmas to me like Spritz shaped like trees and sprinkled with green sugar. My Swedish grandmother made Spritz cookies year round but she only made tree shaped ones at Christmas time.

Here’s her recipe if you’d like to give them a go:


1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp almond flavoring

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk, flavoring and flour. Blend well. Place dough in cookie press and press shapes onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 375° for 10 min.

Happy Swedish Christmas!

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. These are on my to try list as we never made them. Aren’t touchstones to Christmases past part of the specialness of this particular holiday?

  2. I have never had a spritz cookie, so this will have to go on my “to try” list. You are full of wonderful Scandinavian recipes, Carole. Nothing says Christmas like tree cookies. I hope you have a wonderful solstice and a lovely weekend, Carole.

  3. I’ve been making these for almost 30 years since Steve’s Grandfather was Swedish and we had the recipe that “handed down”. Ours has 3 egg yolks and baking powder. Like Mary said we always tinted them green, but I’ve stopped doing that cause I get the food coloring all over the place. My tree disk got crunched up in the disposal so the last few years we’ve had snowmen. I need to get a new tree disk-it’s my favorite.

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