Spritsen - Dutch Cookies


Spritsen are classic Dutch cookies made with butter and a hint of vanilla. Amazing homemade cookies everybody will love!

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Spritsen - Dutch cookies
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2020-02-25, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 40 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 15-01-2023

40 minutes 6 people Snacks
Spritsen - Dutch cookies


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  • 160 gram dairy butter on room temperature
  • 1/2 egg
  • 100 gram white caster sugar, or use regular sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - or use a sachet of vanille sugar instead
  • 2 tablespoons full fat milk
  • 250 gram all-purpose flour
Spritsen - Dutch cookies ingredients
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  • standmixer
  • small bowl
  • fork
  • piping-bag with star-shaped nozzle
  • oven
  • oven tray lined with parchment paper

Spritsen - Dutch Cookies

40 minutes 6 people Snacks

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Beat the butter with the standmixer until it's fluffy and white. Beat an egg in a small bowl and add half of it to the fluffy butter. Then also add sugar along with the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.  

Gradually add flour and keep mixing until you've reached a smooth batter. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and make sure the batter is beautifully fluffy. Because the batter is on room temperature its possible to pipe it onto the parchment paper.

If the piping is impossible, beat it some more until it's a bit more fluffy. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit.  

Piping spritsen
Piping spritsen

Finishing the spritsen -- 30 minutes

Add the batter to a piping-bag with nozzle and pipe the pattern shown above onto the parchment paper. You can make them as large or small as you'd like.

You can also pipe one large zigzag and then cut it into smaller cookies as soon as it comes out of the oven. You can also pipe them into rounds.  

Dutch spritsen

Bake the spritsen beautiful golden in about 20 minutes, the exact time depends on the oven and the thickness of the cookies. Make sure they are equally coloured, maybe you need to turn the oven tray halfway during baking.

The cookies will be quite soft, transfer them carefully to a cooling rack and let them cool off completely. You'll notice they'll become harder after they've cooled off.

Store them in an airtight container to keep them crunchy. Enjoy!

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