3rd Day of Cookies – Clementine Spritz

I love the anticipation leading up to Christmas. I love all of the traditions, events, decorations, and most of all; seeing my family and friends. It passes by so quickly that I can’t believe that we are only THREE days away from Christmas already! These clementine spritz cookies are great because they make up a lot of cookies! They are used for both neighbor gifts and a perfect filler on a Christmas cookie tray for parties. If you make these and think the icing isn’t important, just as a warning, I one hundred percent think that the part of this cookie with the most clementine flavor was the icing.

Uncooked Clementine Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. clementine zest
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Clementine Icing (recipe follows)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder; beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, zest, and almost extract. Beat in flour.

Force dough through a cookie press onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown.

Remove; cool on a wire rack.

Drizzle with clementine icing. Let stand until set.

Clementine Icing Recipe:

In a small bowl stir together 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, ½ tsp. clementine zest, and 2 Tbsp. clementine juice. If needed, stir in additional clementine juice, 1 tsp. at a time to reach drizzling consistency.

*Recipe courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens*

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