Cream Butter and Sugar
Be sure you cream butter and sugar well...it might take longer than you think! To create the lightest cookie, beat until the butter and sugar mixture light and fluffy.
Add Your Egg
Add your egg ONLY after butter and sugar is fully creamed together.
Be careful not to overwork your dough after flour has been added. This is a good time to switch from an electric or stand mixer to mixing by hand.
Place the bottom of your spritz cookie press firmly onto the cookie sheet and squeeze. Don't like how it looked? Simply scrape up the dough and reuse it in the cookie press.
Skip the Grease
Begin with cool, ungreased cookie sheets. You can even skip parchment paper or a silicone mat, which may encourage spreading. Keep it simple.
Add sanding sugar or sprinkles on top before baking to create a cute and colorful cookie.