Chocolate-Peppermint Filled Spritz

Avoid chilling dough for spritz like these delicious chocolate-peppermint cookies. You want the dough to be soft enough to press out.

Chocolate-Peppermint Filled Spritz
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
48 sandwich cookies


  • 1 ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Red sprinkles (optional)

  • 1 recipe Chocolate Peppermint Filling

Chocolate Peppermint Filling

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 4 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract


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

  2. Fit a cookie press with a rosette plate. Force unchilled dough through cookie press 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. If desired, sprinkle half of the cookies with red sprinkles or peppermint candies. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. Remove; cool on wire racks.

  3. Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with Chocolate-Peppermint Filling. Top with bottoms of remaining cookies.

Chocolate Peppermint Filling

  1. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Beat in 3 Tbsp. of the milk, the vanilla, and peppermint extract until combined. Beat in the remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until fluffy. If necessary, beat in 1 to 2 Tbsp. additional milk to make filling spreadable.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 13mg 0%
Folate, total 17.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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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