Spritz Cookies, Cookie Press Cookies, and Shaped Cookies Of All Kinds
Shaped cookies, or Spritz Cookies, come in a wide variety of textures, flavors, and shapes and include those formed by hand, with molds, or using a cookie press.
Spritz cookies, crescents, balls, stars, diamonds, buttons, thumbprints, tuiles, rugelach, and some shortbread all fall into the category of shaped or molded cookies.
Many richer, softer, shaped cookie dough needs to be chilled before shaping so pay close attention to the recipe's instructions.
Many Shaped Cookies are formed by hand. Making attractive shaped cookies by hand requires more time and patience than simple drop or bar cookies, but the results can be well worth it, especially for the occasion calls for fancier cookies.
For the most attractive hand shaped cookies, take your time to mold them carefully and uniformly. As with most things in life, practice makes perfect when hand shaping cookies.
Spritz cookie dough tends to be higher in fat and must be pliable and the perfect temperature to be extruded properly from your cookie press. It can't be too warm (it will stick) or too cold (it will crumble).
Most cookie presses come with instructions for proper operation that you should follow to guarantee success.
Sometimes shaped cookies call for using a piping bag and tuiles usually get their shape from common kitchen items like a bowl, mug, glass, or rolling pin.
When you are in the mood for cookies that are a little more special or want to challenge your cooking making and cookie shaping abilities a bit, I hope you will give one of these beautiful, delicious, recipes for shaped cookies a go.
Shaped & Spritz Cookies Recipes
- Almond Butter Cookies
- Banana Cream Sandwich Cookies
- Brown Sugar Cookies
- Brownie Crinkle Cookies
- Butter Pecan Cookies
- Chili Powder and Pecan Crackles
- Chinese Almond Cookies
- Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Dalmatian Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Kisses
- Chocolate Chip Snowballs
- Chocolate Crackups
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs
- Chocolate Ganache Thumbprints
- Chocolate Kiss Thumbprints
- Chocolate M&M Crackles
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies
- Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
- Classic Snickerdoodles
- Cocoa Almond Shorties
- Cocoa Apricot Thumbprint Cookies
- Coconut Cookies
- Coconut Macaroon Kiss Cookies
- Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
- Easy Snickerdoodles Recipe using Cake Mix
- Easy Snickerdoodles Recipe using Pre-Made Cookie Dough
- Flourless Peanutty Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Fortune Cookie Recipe
- Frosted Brazilian Mocha Cookies
- Frosted Cocoa Cookies
- Fudge-Filled Peanut Butter Cookies
- German Christmas Cookies
- Hazelnut Cappuccino Crinkles
- Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies
- Honey Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies
- Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies
- Italian Lemon Cookies
- Jam Thumbprint Cookies
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- Lemon Crunch Cookies
- Lemon Snowbites
- M&M Cream Cheese Cookies
- Macadamia Butter Cookies
- Malted Milk Cookies
- Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
- Mexican Chocolate Macaroons
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Mexican Wedding Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Shadows
- Mix and Match Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
- Mocha Almond Crackles
- Molasses Spice Cake Mix Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers
- Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
- Orange Macadamia Cookies
- Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies
- Peanut Butter Milk Dud Cookies
- Pecan Cookies
- Pecan Snowdrops
- Potato Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Doodles
- Quick and Easy Chocolate Snowballs
- Raspberry Orange Thumbprints
- Simple Snickerdoodles Cookies Recipe
- Snickerdoodles Recipe
- Sugar Plum Thumbprint Cookies
- Three Way Cookies
- Toasted Sesame Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Drops
- Walnut Thumbprints
Tips and Tricks for Baking Beautiful Shaped and Spritz Cookies:
- Always mix your cookie dough as directed, measuring carefully.
- Be sure to chill your dough thoroughly when instructed to do so.
- Take your time shaping cookies so they are of uniform size and shape.
- Don't get discouraged when shaping dough by hand and using a cookie press or pastry bag. Remember that practice makes perfect.
- Closely follow the manufacturer instructions when operating your cookie press.
- Be sure to place your shaped cookies only on cool cookie sheets.
- Once baked, set your cookie sheet on a rack until the cookies are cool enough to transfer with a spatula without distorting their shape. Double check your recipe for the cooling time required before attempting their transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.