poinsettia almond spritz cookies
Running low on cookies? Spritz cookies are the easiest cookies to throw together at the last minute. Add some color to your holiday cookie trays with our Poinsettia Spritz Cookies.
If your guests couldn’t get enough of your homemade treats and you find your cookie trays running low, spritz cookies are the easiest recipe to throw together at the last minute. You’re likely to have all of the standard baking ingredients already in your pantry and the dough comes together in minutes. By using shortening there is no waiting for butter to soften and the dough can be used immediately after it is mixed together. These are one of the first cookies to disappear each year and I love that we can whip up more in a hurry.
Christmas trees have always been our traditional almond spritz shape each year. They are so fun to decorate with ornaments, stars, and lights made out of sprinkles and candies. There are so many OXO disks to choose from that I just had to try something new this year. I went with a poinsettia spritz which was just stunning paired with the other cookies in this year’s Baked with Love cookie boxes. I’m always hesitant when adding food coloring to spritz cookies that I’ll add too much, but I would add just a few more drops next time for a deeper holiday red.
Whether your cookie plate is looking bare or you just want a batch of no-fuss delicious cookies, these Poinsettia Almond Spritz Cookies are a delightfully bright addition to your holiday festivities.
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- red food coloring
- yellow sanding sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cream together shortening and egg. Gradually mix in the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder until well combined.
- Add almond extract and mix well. Add food coloring to desired color.
- Put through the cookie press onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle centers with yellow sanding sugar.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 -10 minutes or until very light brown and set.
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