Lemon-Clementine Spritz Cookies

These easy spritz cookies are perfect for the holidays. Flavored with clementine and lemon zest, this Christmas cookie recipe is a guaranteed hit.

Lemon-Clementine Spritz Cookies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
6 mins
Stand Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • cup sour cream

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon clementine zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup finely ground slivered almonds

  • 1 recipe Citrus Icing

  • Yellow or orange colored sugar

Citrus Icing

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon clementine or lemon zest

  • 3 tablespoon clementine or lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Beat in sour cream. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, clementine zest, and lemon zest. Beat in flour and ground almonds.

  2. Force the unchilled dough through a cookie press 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. Remove; cool on wire racks. Dip tops of cookies in Citrus Icing and sprinkle with yellow or orange sugar. Let stand 20 minutes or until set.

Citrus Icing

  1. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and clementine or lemon zest. Stir in clementine or lemon juice. If necessary, stir in enough additional juice to make icing a thin coating consistency.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 92
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Folate, total 6.9mcg
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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