Pumpkin Pie Spice Spritz Cookies

Pumpkin pie spice spritz cookies are small and crunchy cookies that have the warm spices of pumpkin pie mixed with a little bit of sweetness!

I can never get enough pumpkin-infused cookies, no matter if it’s fall or any other time of year! I have tons of pumpkin and pumpkin spice sweets on my blog, but here are some that I highly recommend: Extra Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies, Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Sprinkles, and Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Spritz Cookies

Who said spritz cookies were just for Christmastime? These fall-festive pumpkin pie spice spritz cookies are a welcome addition to the just barely chilly months when you want a pumpkin treat that’s not too overpowering.

I just adore spritz cookies for their dainty size and fancy designs, don’t you? If you’ve never had them, spritz cookies are small, buttery, crunchy cookies made in fun shapes with the use of a cookie press. I love the pumpkin pie spice in this rendition because the warm spices pair so nicely with the buttery and sweet flavors!

The trick to helping them keep their shapes is chilling your baking sheets in the fridge as you prep the dough. The cold sheets will help them maintain their form when they go into the oven. Plus, using a baking mat will make sure they don’t stick, and you’ll get perfect little bites of cuteness every time!

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Why are they called spritz cookies?

Spritz cookies are commonly baked around the holiday season! They’re simple butter cookies made into pretty shapes thanks to a cookie press. The name “spritz” comes from the German word “spritzen,” which means “to squirt,” as in squirting or pushing the soft cookie dough through the press to make fun and fancy designs.

How long do spritz cookies stay fresh?

You can keep spritz cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the fridge for 1.5 to 2 weeks.

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How do you prevent spritz cookies from sticking to the pan?

I have had the most luck using a silicone baking mat instead of just parchment paper. Plus, if you chill the pan ahead of time you should have better luck. Those two techniques together are a great trick

What is the best spritz cookies press?

I am a big fan of my OXO cookie press. After trying a few, this one’s been my favorite and it is easy to clean up!

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Pumpkin Pie Spritz Cookies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: about 7 dozen small cookies 1x

Description

Pumpkin pie spice spritz cookies are small and crunchy cookies that have the warm spices of pumpkin pie mixed with a little bit of sweetness!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. If you can fit 2 to 3 baking sheets, stacked, in your fridge, place them inside to let them chill ahead of time (optional, but a great trick).
  2. In a medium bowl (a stand mixer works great, too), beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat to combine, scraping down the sides as needed, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and pumpkin pie spice, and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Following the instructions on your cookie press, add the dough to the press.
  6. Remove a baking sheet from the fridge, and follow the cookie press instructions to press the dough out onto the prepared sheet.
  7. Continue pressing out the cookies so that they are about 1 1/2 inches apart and fill the pan.
  8. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes until lightly browned around the bottom, but not at all dark. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.
  9. Repeat with remaining dough and un-greased, chilled cookie sheets.

Notes

  • If the cookie dough is getting too soft towards the end (the cookies will get really flat and look squished), press the dough onto the cookie sheets, and let the pressed cookies chill in the fridge for 10 minutes before baking.
  • I recommend the OXO cookie press. After trying a few, this is by far the easiest to use (and it cleans up easily, too).
  • No cookie press? Divide the dough into 3 parts; then working with 1 part at a time, place the dough in a large piping bag with a large cupcake star tip (Wilton 1M) attached. Pipe out stars and wreaths by hand.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: spritz cookie recipe, spritz cookies, Christmas cookie, Christmas cookie recipe, pumpkin pie spice

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Pumpkin pie spice spritz cookies are dainty, buttery cookies that you can make in fun shapes and designs with the use of a cookie press, and the warm spices mix deliciously with the subtle sweetness!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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