I love holiday cookie baking! It likely stems from when I was a kid and my mom would fill our house with Christmas cookies that she baked to give to all our friends and family and neighbors. Every year there are a few trusty cookies that I just have to make such as gingerbread men, sugar cookies, molasses cookies, and spritz cookies. But of course I need to put my colorful holiday spin on them! These DIY rainbow wreath spritz cookies are just that, and rainbow infused traditional spritz cookie that takes holiday baking to an all new level!
If you have never tried spritz cookies, I recommend it. They are so much fun to make with the cookie press and your kids (and you) will love manning the press and seeing the dough come out so perfectly in little shapes.
SPRITZ COOKIE RECIPE:
– 1 cup of butter softened
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1 egg
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
– 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
– food coloring gel
– cookie press
Begin by making your cookie dough. Then divide the dough into 6 colors and add food coloring in pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Or whatever colors you want for your wreaths. Then mix each color well and then form the dough into a log shape. Group all the logs together into one large log and insert the dough into your press.
Add on your wreath die and the top of the cookie press, then simply press the cookies out onto your baking sheet. I found that for the wreaths I almost wanted a half press to get the colors separated and not all mushed together. But play around until you get the perfect look. These cookies don’t spread much at all, so keep that in mind when pressing out the dough.
Once the cookies are pressed out, bake them at 350F for about 8 minutes or until the edges just start to brown. In order to keep the cookie colors vibrant, you will want to underbake them slightly.
Then simply remove and enjoy! Or you can dip them in white chocolate or add sprinkle “ornaments”. However you enjoy them, they are sure to be a fun hit at your holiday party!