Caramel Spritz

Our easy shortcut caramel icing uses ice cream topping for these delicious cookies bursting with flavor.

Caramel Spritz arranged in diamond with ribbon on top
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
6 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
96 cookies


  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Caramel Drizzle


  1. In an extra-large skillet heat granulated sugar over medium-high until sugar starts to melt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir unmelted sugar into melted sugar. When all sugar is melted and amber-colored, pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment; cool. Break sugar into pieces. Place sugar shards into a food processor. Process until fine.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add caramelized sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

  3. Force unchilled dough through a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 6 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove; cool on wire racks. Drizzle cooled cookies with Caramel Drizzle. Allow to stand until set.

Caramel Drizzle:

In a small bowl stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping, and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk until smooth and of drizzling consistency. Makes 1/2 cup.


If you don't have a cookie press, shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Arrange 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake, cool, and drizzle with icing as directed. Makes 64.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

57 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 7mg 0%
Folate, total 8.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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