These chocolate spritz cookies are a delicious treat. They’re soft and not too sweet – just how I love my cookies.
I’m happy to be partnering with OXO to share this spritz cookie recipe. OXO is one of my favorite brands when it comes to small kitchen gadgets. Their quality is always great in my experience, and all their products come with a lifetime warranty.
I recently met an OXO representative at a conference, and I asked her, “Does the lifetime warranty apply to a salad spinner that my toddler son played with ALL the time until he broke it?” She said yes, it would have been covered. Too bad I didn’t know that back then, but happily the replacement I bought years ago is still good as new.
During the month of September, OXO is running a fantastic program in support of pediatric cancer research. Every time you buy a specially marked OXO item, the company will donate 25 cents as part of its $100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This non-profit organization was started by two OXO employees in response to their 2-year-old son’s battle with cancer. Items will be marked with this sticker:
I’ve never worked with a cookie press before, but the OXO cookie press was very easy to operate. It comes with 12 stainless steel disks to make all sorts of cookie shapes. This press will get a lot of use around here during the holidays. My kids are already dreaming up different flavor combinations to go with the various shapes.
These chocolate spritz cookies are delicious on their own, but for an extra treat you could make them into sandwich cookies. Fill them with my clean eating chocolate raspberry frosting, or else use your favorite jam. This recipe yields 3 dozen cookies, but they’re small. If you’re baking for a crowd, you’ll want to double the recipe.
Chocolate Spritz Cookies
$.27 per serving
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 1/3 cups gluten-free flour
- 3 tbs cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cream the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the maple syrup and salt, and mix them with the butter. Then add the egg and vanilla, and mix to combine.
Sift the cocoa powder and flour together into a small bowl. Gradually add them to the mixing bowl with the butter mixture. Mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients.
Transfer the dough to the cookie press. Press the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. If the dough doesn’t come out of after the first press, give it a second press. If the dough is a little messy coming out of the press, you can gently press down on each cookie with your finger to even things out.
Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Cool on a wire rack, and store in an airtight container.
Adapted from a recipe in the OXO cookie press booklet
Chocolate Spritz Cookies Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $3.20 to make, or $.27 per serving (3 cookies). These chocolate spritz cookies are a fun treat any time of year.
* In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.
Disclosure: OXO provided me with a cookie press and other cookie baking supplies. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.