Spritz cookies are a classic holiday cookie.   I cannot think of a Christmas that my mom did not make a batch of colorful, buttery, festive Spritz cookies.  And they are my husband’s favorite Christmas cookie to boot.

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Despite the fact that Spritz cookies are traditionally a holiday cookie, I was making a couple of desserts for a baby shower yesterday and I thought, who says this popular cookie only gets to come out in December?  The bridal shower was a tea party theme, so I thought that colorful Flower Spritz Cookies were the perfect sweet bite.

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I chose pink, purple and orange for the dough, so that it was extra girly, but you could use any colors that match the theme of your party or event.   You do need a cookie press for these Flour Spritz Cookies, but other than that one piece of special equipment, these cookies could not be any easier to make.

Flower Spritz Cookies {satisfymysweettooth.com}

Another aspect of these cookies that makes them totally customizable is the flavor of extract(s) that you add.  My favorite is a combination of vanilla and almond, but you could use lemon, coconut or any other extract flavor you enjoy.  You know me, I love to put a spin on a classic recipe and the bright colors and fun shape of these Flower Spritz Cookies are the perfect way to bring a favorite holiday cookie into a new light.

Flower Spritz Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: about 30 cookies

Classic butter cookies shaped and colored like bright summer flowers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (16 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • food coloring
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in egg and extracts until well combined.
  4. Mix in flour until incorporated.
  5. Add desired food coloring.
  6. Load cookie press according to directions and press cookies onto cookie sheets leaving 1-inch in between the cookies. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  7. Bake 7-9 minutes or until cookies feel set around edges.
  8. Cool completely on cookie sheets.

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4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    Good call, why only save them for Christmas?! Super cute for a party too!

    Reply

  2. Luv What You Do
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    I love making spritz cookies around the holidays. These are so cute and festive for summer!

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  3. Jessica I A Kitchen Addiction
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    What a great idea to use spritz cookies for a baby shower! They definitely need to get used more than just around Christmas!

    Reply

  4. Mindy
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 7:43 am

    These would look great for the 4th of July!

    Reply

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