Rose Neapolitan Spritz Cookies are colorful spritz cookies that surround a marshmallow buttercream for a cute and tasty treat. I wish I had OCD for something like laundry or eating celery. But no. I have to be obsessed with Neapolitan.  And ‘rose’ anything. Like the Neapolitan Rose Cake.   Or the Neapolitan Chocolate Cookies Cups with Strawberry Buttercream.  I can’t even tell you about all the Neapolitan desserts and Rose themed desserts I have made…well, I could but let’s just move on. I ain’t here to bore ya.  Today. (If you are looking for Christmas Cookies or Cutout Sugar Cookies for cookie exchanges, don’t miss these!)

Neapolitan Rose Spritz Cookies!
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Rose Neapolitan Spritz Cookies Recipe (full recipe below)

Spritz Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt

Strawberry Spritz Ingredients (added to the original recipe)

  • Strawberry extract
  • Pink gel food coloring

Chocolate Spritz Ingredients

  • Cocoa (in replace of the flour) and no almond extract

Buttercream Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Almond extract
  • Marshmallow creme or fluff
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How to Make Neapolitan Spritz Cookies

Tips for success:

  • Do not chill the dough.  You will need it about room temperature for easier piping. (You can pipe out your cookies onto a prepared cookie sheet then place the cookie sheet in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.)  
  • Bake the cookies directly out of the freezer. If you have ever made a Spritz cookie before, this dough should be exactly the same as that.  Like in here and here.  
  • Piping it through a large star tip should be the same experience as using a cookie press.  This a basic recipe, with no major alterations.
  • I would make the chocolate dough separately and not try to divide one recipe into three.  If you do so the proportions will be off and the cookies will spread.
  • A reader suggested using a smaller amount in your piping bag to help it warm quicker and to allow for easier piping.  I had about 2-3 cups of dough in my pastry bag, but can see how using 1 cup at a time might be easier!

Since I made like 47,957 of these cookies I decided I needed to share them. Plus, using two at a time for the sandwich cookies used up a few more! I found these fun ice cream containers and made up a handy dandy little label in photoshop. 

Neapolitan Spritz Cookies: Fun Food Packaging!

Just in case you might ask, I got the strawberry extract at Walmart.  But you can also get it online, through sites like Amazon. (Strawberry Extract on Amazon )  The open star tip is from Ateco and you can get them online as well. (I use mine for everything from cupcakes to rose cookies to my Original Rose Cakes!)

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Rose Neapolitan Spritz Cookies

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
These gorgeous Rose Spritz cookies are easy and delicious and surround a homemade marshmallow buttercream!



  • 1 cup (226g) butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ¼ teaspoon strawberry extract
  • pink gel food coloring


  • ¼ cup cocoa, in replace of flour and no almond extract


  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 jar (13 ounces) marshmallow creme or fluff



  • Heat oven to 400°F. Combine butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and almond extract in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Blend at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and salt, and blend at a low speed until well mixed. Divide and tint dough, if desired.
  • To make a Rose Cookie Spritz, insert a 1M or 2D tip into a pastry bag. Fill the bag with cookie dough. I found that if the dough was a bit warm (as in heated by the warmth from my hands) it was easier to pipe out these cookies.
  • Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until slightly golden.


  • Replace vanilla extract with ¼ teaspoon strawberry. Tint dough with pink gel food coloring.


  • Replace ¼ cup of flour with ¼ cup of cocoa. Do not use almond extract.


  • Cream butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium until butter is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. (You can also use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.)
  • Add in almond extract.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, about a ½ cup at a time. Once all the sugar has been added, mix on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once fully combined, gently fold the marshmallow creme into the frosting by hand. It can be used immediately or refrigerated until ready to use in your spritz cookie sandwiches.

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Reader Comments

  1. If you have already answered this question, I apologize. Curious as to around how many completed cookies (top and bottom) this recipe will make. Thank you!

  2. Hi, I found this on Pinterest and am in love. I tried to search through all the comments before asking, but didn’t find any answers. How long can you store the cookies for? Can I bake the cookies and freeze them like sugar cookies and add the filling at a later time? I want to make these for my daughter’s graduation party, but I have so much to do, I’m hoping I can prep these ahead of time.


  3. Hey, I want to try these for a family event tomorrow but I have a few questions

    a) I know you mentioned the recipe makes about 3 dozens complete cookies but is that per flavour or in total?
    b) What tip did you use in the pictures above and how long do you put them in the freezer before baking?
    c) I’ve never made spritz cookies before, will they be soft right out of the oven then harden a bit? I just need advise on when they’ll be done since my oven is a bit tricky.

    Thank you so much!

  4. We must be sisters.. I own a bakery in Seguin Texas and rosette Neapolitan cupcakes are my favorite!! Keep baking
    Celeste Koepsel

  5. I just want to say that I love your website. I feel like you make cooking obtainable for everyone.

    This recipe tastes lovely. I’ve made the cocoa version several times with cherry jam buttercream(I use your strawberry buttercream recipe with the lemon cupcakes post but just sub in a cherry jam).

    Thank you so much!

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