Butter Piped Cookies

These are a light, crispy, crumbly, and melt in your mouth cookies that are good at any time of the year. I absolutely like these cookies and you are going to love how easy they are.

Butter piped cookies, also known as spritz cookies, are delicate and buttery treats that are perfect for any occasion.To make butter piped cookies, start by creaming together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg yolks, vanilla extract, and any other flavorings you like, such as almond or lemon extract. Gradually mix in flour until a smooth dough forms.

Next, fill a cookie press or piping bag fitted with a star-shaped tip with the cookie dough. Press the dough onto a baking sheet in the shape of your choice, such as rosettes, wreaths, or simple swirls. You can also use cookie cutters to create shapes before baking.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven until they are lightly golden brown around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Butter piped cookies are often decorated with sprinkles, colored sugar, or a drizzle of chocolate to add extra flavor and flair. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days, making them a great make-ahead treat for parties or gifts.

These cookies are a classic favorite for their rich buttery flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea or as part of a festive cookie platter, butter piped cookies are sure to delight your taste buds.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened (226g) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 150g
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour! 265g (“plain flour” in the UK)


Preheat oven 375F (190C)
In a large bowl (or, preferably, in the bowl of a stand mixer), combine butter and sugar and beat together with an electric mixer until creamy and very well-combined.
Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, and salt and beat well. Pause to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well incorporated.
With the mixer on low speed, gradually add flour until the flour is completely combined. Again you should pause to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Fit a large piping bag with Ateco 827 piping tip and portion half of the cookie dough into the bag?.
Pipe cookies into swirl shapes on an unlined, ungreased cookie sheet. Transfer to 375F (190C) preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies are just beginning to turn golden brown.
Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Do not pipe cookie dough onto a hot or warm cookie sheet.
Once cookies have cooled completely, dip in chocolate (if desired). Chocolate;
Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave in
20-second increments, stirring well in between until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Dip cookies in chocolate and transfer to a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Decorate with nonpareils or other sprinkles, if desired.
Allow chocolate to harden before enjoying. You can speed up this process by placing the cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
Enjoy your butter piped cookies.


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