Shortbread Cookies – Spritzgebäck

Buttery and crumbly makes for delicious Shortbread cookies! This classic cookie is reminiscent colourful cookie plates during Advent.


500 g flour
85 g butter
85 g margarine
2 eggs
170 g sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
25 g baking powder
pinch of salt


With this recipe, you will need either a meat grinder with cookie attachment or cookie press.

Combine all ingredients and knead until you have a uniform ball of dough. Chill overnight and take out an hour or so before using it. Knead the dough quickly before using. Break it up into smaller portions to use in the meat grinder. The length of a finger is a good amount for a cookie.

Place cookie on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper and bake at 180°C (350°F) for 10 min or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool.

You may decorate the cookies by dipping one end into melted chocolate. Or enjoy them plain.

Credit: Andrea MacLeod, Regina