Spritz Cookies with Whipped Chocolate Ganache

It’s no secret how much I LOVE cookies and hearts too…

and Spritz Cookies are ALWAYS a good idea, these are filled with a deliciously whipped chocolate ganache.   

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No matter what time of year it is, cookies are ALWAYS a good idea.

Just seeing a jar or platter of cookies is often excitement enough, 

especially if you know they will be great tasting cookies.

Spritz cookies are delicious and buttery and tender!

I’ve filled spritz cookies before with frosting, but it’s quite soft and the ganache is thicker and doesn’t squish out of the cookies as easily when bitten into,

plus this whipped ganache tastes amazing!

And if you’ve visited here before you know I LOVE hearts and have a fun post full of heart-shaped cookies and desserts HERE, take a look they are so cute!

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These cookies are adorable on their own, and extra fun when filled!

pink heart cookies with chocolate frosting, soft and squishes when bit into, the ganache is better. Chill frosting to firm it up. 

The best thing about spritz cookies,

one batch makes a lot of cookies

there are many shapes to fit all sorts of occasions

the cookie dough can be colored any color to fit any theme you prefer


ganache piped onto spritz cookies www.createdbydiane.com


Now onto the filling, it’s a whipped ganache!

It has a rich chocolate flavor, is easy to make and tastes amazing!

I used a round #12 piping tip to pipe it onto the cookies.


filled spritz cookies www.createdbydiane.com


I think sandwich cookies are just about the cutest things ever!

Click for my other sandwich cookies:

chocolate filled spritz cookies from www.createdbydiane.com

Here are some spritz cookies dyed pink, just a little bit of food coloring adds some fun to any cookie!

Here is a fun post on Spritz cookies that I found trying to see how long spritz cookies have been around with some history thrown in too.

And more info on cookie presses with history on the aluminum company that made the ever popular Mirro press (that I use). 

The Mirro Aluminum Company was in business from 1909-2003 so even though they do not make cookie presses anymore, there are plenty of them still out there, just check your local thrift store or online like eBay. I have two presses and love how you can easily make batches and batches of delicious pretty cookies quickly!

There are many other cookie presses made now, so with a little looking, I’m sure you’ll find one you like if you don’t already have one.


Spritz Cookies

Servings: 48 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In the bowl of a mixer beat butter with sugar then add in egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour and salt on medium until well blended and the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl without over mixing. Overmixed dough will result in dryer, tougher cookies. You want the dough to be tender so the cookies come out soft and not dry.
  • Place dough into cookie press, with heart attachment.
  • Press cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheets at least an inch apart.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes, remove cookies form oven when edges or bottoms are just golden.
  • Allow cookies to cool completely before moving or filling.


Whipped Chocolate Ganache
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Diane Schmidt, Created by Diane
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Serves: 4 cups
Rich and delicious chocolate whipped to perfection, silky texture, and perfect to add to cookies, pastries, cupcakes and cakes. Might be the best frosting ever!
  • 2 cups chocolate (I use 60% Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (you want a high fat like 35%)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (keep cold)
  1. Place the chocolate in a medium bowl.
  2. Place the heavy whipping cream in a saucepan to heat or a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Heat cream until it very hot, do not boil the cream, simmer with tiny bubbles about 180°.
  4. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk the cream and chocolate until silky smooth, this takes time, it won’t want to mix at first just keep whisking and it’ll all come together.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool completely, Make it ahead of time, or put it in the fridge to chill it. Or let it sit on the counter until it’s set up and not liquidy.
  7. Place mixture in the bowl of a mixer, and whip on high, add in 1 cup cold whipping cream to make it the consistency of frosting.



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HERE is a recent post of POPPY SPRITZ COOKIES I shared, these are really worth checking out.


    1. You can freeze the cookies with ganache, be sure to unwrap the cookies, and place them in the fridge so they slowly thaw (I would place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet), I would not recommend thawing at room temperature, you’ll get condensation as they thaw and that will result in water on the cookie, which will make them mushy. Alternatively, you can freeze them without the ganache and add it when the cookies are thawed.

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