Monday, December 21, 2020

Very Cherry Holiday Spritz Cookies -Christmas Flowers

I splurged and picked up red and green candied cherries this year, so I decided to make some Very Cherry Spritz Cookies. The cherries turn regular cookies into festive little gems:@) I think they look like pretty Christmas flowers... Nothing ground breaking here folks, pick your favorite spritz recipe (I started with a shortbread one), add almond extract, and top each cookie with half of a candied cherry before baking. Almost too pretty to eat... Almost.
For some reason the green cherries were huge and the red ones kinda tiny?
But they both taste good:@)

Very Cherry Spritz Cookies
1 C butter, softened
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/4 C cornstarch
pinch salt
1 1/2 C A/P flour
  1. Cream butter, almond extract, vanilla and powdered sugar.
  2. Mix in cornstarch, salt and flour until just combined.
  3. Fill press, press cookies onto cool, ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with half of a candied cherry. Optional: Chill the cookies on the baking sheets for 10-15 minutes before baking. This isn't necessary but does make a little more defined cookie. I did chill mine. 
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until lightly golden brown. 
  5. Cool on wire rack.
Enjoy a cookie and have a happy day:@)

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  1. The cookies are beautiful and festive, Lynn! I love that recipe. The one I tried last was the Betty Crocker one and it was nice, too. ❤️🎄❤️

  2. Lynn, your cookies are so festive! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. These are so cute!! I will pick up some candied cherries next year and add them to my cookie trays. Merry Christmas, my friend, and thanks for rooting for the Pack!!

  4. I remember my aunt making these cookies for our family when I was little. These are the perfect holiday cookie. Thanks for the recipe to make them. Have a Merry Christmas Lynn.

  5. Such pretty cookies with their red and green centers! Merry Christmas!

  6. They look so pretty, A bag full of them would make a perfect gift.


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