We are in the single digits in our countdown to Christmas 2020! What better way to celebrate than with a little booze? Mimosa’s are a tried and true brunch drink with our families. For mother’s day we do mom-osa’s and every other time it’s the classic orange juice sweet drink as an option on the menu. Mimosa’s are my favorite brunch drink so the idea of putting that into a cookie, hello perfection. Excuse me while I drink a mimosa while eating these mimosa butter cookies and celebrate only 9 days before Christmas! We have to finish the champagne we opened right?
This citrusy butter cookie gave a new flavor profile to our 12 days of cookies after the peanut butter and oreo brookie, peanut butter crackles, and pudding thumbprints. Do you have a favorite drink at brunch?
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tsp. grated orange zest
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup champagne
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare two pans with parchment paper linings.
With an electric mixer, beat the butter, confectioners’ sugar, orange zest, and salt until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes.
Mix juice and champagne.
Add flour to the creamed mixture alternatively with juice mixture, beating well after each addition.
Scoop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are set.
Cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool entirely.
This recipe is courtesy of the Taste of Home Cookie Magazine 2020