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Orange Spritz Cookies

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This week has been big for us and baking!!  Today, I had a day off and wanted to make a classic.  To me, Christmastime means one thing: SPRITZ COOKIES!!!  They are simple and small but they are easily the most recognizable of seasonal cookies.  My husband’s family made them, my family made them, and my guess is a lot of your families made them too.

This year I decided I wanted to mix the spritz cookies up and used orange zest instead of vanilla to flavor them.  It added a unique flavor and it gives the cookies a slight pop of color too.  I decided to go relatively simple with the decoration and went with some basic red and green sprinkles.

Another thing I have learned about spritz cookies is the importance of a good cookie press.  This is mainly true if you want to make the “stamped” type where you basically drop out a shaped cookie.  The press needs to provide the right amount of pressure to make a proper sized cookie.  The dough also can’t be too sticky or you will never get a solid shape.


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Orange Spritz Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter 2 Sticks, Softened
  • 2 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tbs Orange Zest
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • Sprinkles/Decorations

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer until combined.
  • Add the egg and orange zest.
  • Gradually add in the flour and salt until combined.
  • Use a cookie press to extrude out ribbons or stamp out various shapes.
  • Decorate with sprinkles or other decorations.  Bake for 6 minutes, do not over crowd the oven with baking sheets.  Remove and allow to cool on a rack.
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