These crips little cookies, made using a cookie press, have a rich buttery flavor wiht a hint of orange, cinnamon and ginger.

Orange Spice Spritz

These crisp little cookies, made using a cookie press, have a rich buttery flavor with a hint of orange, cinnamon and ginger. Sprinkle the raw dough with sugar crystals before baking and serve single cookies or make sandwich cookies with purchased frosting.

Makes 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sugar crystals, for garnish
  • Purchased pink frosting, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F. In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add ½ cup powdered sugar, orange zest, ginger and cinnamon; beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in flour until well mixed, kneading if necessary until smooth.

Force dough through a cookie press onto a lightly floured cookie sheet.

Bake for 18 minutes or until lightly golden.Cool completely. Sift remaining powdered sugar on spritz. Sprinkle with sugar crystals. If desired, create cookie sandwiches by adding a layer of pink frosting in between two cookies.