I like to take half the cookie batter and color it. It adds to the festive look of your cookie plate by not having them all one color. Call me funny, but presentation is everything.
Ginger Spice Spritz
- 2 1/2 c flour
- 2 t ground ginger
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1/4 t ground cloves
- 1/2 t kosher salt
- 1 c butter
- 3/4 c packed brown sugar
- 1 t orange extract'
- decorative colored sugar sprinkles
- food coloring
Cream together brown sugar, room temp butter, salt and orange extract until fluffy.
Combine flour and spices. Sift together. With stand mixer on low slowly add flour mixture to creamed butter and mix until smooth and all flour incorporated. Optional: remove 1/2 of batter into seperate bowl. Add a few drops of food color to the bowl and mix until color is uniform.
Preheat oven to 350F. Load cookie dough into feed tube of a cookie press. Select pattern die and press cookies according to package directions. Sprinkle raw cookies with decorative sugars
Bake 12-14 minutes until firm. Cool on wire racks.