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These Blood Orange Spritz Cookies Look and Taste like Spring

These crunchy little Blood Orange Spritz Cookies are bursting with natural orange flavor and color.

Blood Orange Spritz Cookies are bursting with natural orange flavor and color.

 


The Fill the Cookie Jar bloggers are sharing Green or Spring themed cookies today. Be sure to scroll below the recipe to see what the others made.

We had some beautiful blood oranges in the last few harvests from my CSA. So, I opted for these beauties instead of something St. Patrick’s Day themed.

If you aren’t familiar with blood oranges the outer peel has a slight blush to it, and the inside is a bright red. The taste is one of the strongest sweetest orangy oranges you have ever tried.

Feel free to use your favorite citrus fruit, I am sure they would be equally lovely with lemons or limes as well.

Use your favorite cookie press shape, or just make them into drop cookies. I went with the springtime flower. 😉

Blood Orange Spritz Cookies

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Blood Orange Spritz Cookies are bursting with natural orange flavor and color.

Ingredients

  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 cup butter (cut into slices)
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Zest the orange with the fine side of a grater. Slice in half and juice both halves.
In a mixing bowl combine butter, sugar and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Beat until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
Add egg and 2 tablespoons of orange juice, mixing until combined.
Slowly add flour until incorporated, scraping bowl periodically.
Fill cookie press with dough using your favorite shape. Press out cookies approximately an inch apart on a baking sheet.
Bake until just turning brown at edges. About 10 minutes.
While cookies cool, prepare icing. In a small bowl add 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Stir to combine. Add more orange juice until you get your desired consistency.
Add a drop of icing in the middle of the cookies, or drizzle over the top.

Check out the cookies the other Fill the Cookie Jar bloggers made:


Until next time, happy eating.
~Audrey

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  1. Ellen

    Such a pretty and flavorful cookie for spring. I love using blood oranges.

  2. Erin @ Making Memories

    Your cookies look wonderful! I love blood oranges.
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    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Erin. I love them too.

  3. Cynthia

    I recently started a love affair with blood oranges. I will be sorry when I can no longer find them. These cookies would be so bright tasting. I will have to give them a try – if I have any blood oranges left. Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group!

    1. Audrey

      We have two seasons of them here in Southern California, luckily.

  4. Cindy's Recipes and Writings

    Beautiful color in these cookies! I ate a blood orange yesterday, they are delicious. I’ll bet these cookies are fantastic.

    1. Audrey

      They are so flavorful. I almost ate them all before I made the cookies.

  5. Amy's Cooking Adventures

    Sp pretty & simple! I love these!

    1. Audrey

      Simple is my favorite thing these days.

  6. Joanne/Wine Lady Cooks

    These are adorable Audrey, they look like ‘spring flowers’. These are great for spring party gatherings.

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Jo.

  7. Beverly

    These cookies look so good and so perfect for spring. Pinned.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Bev. I was thrilled with how they came out.

  8. Haley Bradley

    I love blood oranges! They have so much flavor. And your cookies look amazing and are making me hungry!
    Haley Bradley recently posted…6 Ways to Motivate your Child to Exercise DailyMy Profile

    1. Audrey

      Blood oranges are amazing, aren’t they.

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