Monday, March 4, 2019

Mardi Gras Spritz Cookies


 My friend Lynn over at Happier Than A Pig In Mud recently shared some quick and easy Mardi Gras Monkey Bread, and I thought that I'd make some Mardi Gras Spritz to join in on the fun.


 It's really been record breaking cold here in the Dallas, Texas area, so we are going to enjoy some tea and cookies by the fire.  I find any excuse to use fairy lights for a little sparkle.  Aldi has flowers so expensively and I thought this bunch looked pretty for my cookies.

One of my favorite Spritz cookies, which are melt-in-your-mouth wonderful, can be found here. The only thing that I did differently was adding 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to the recipe, which added a hint of spice.  I thought the disk shape looked like mini King Cakes, which are famous cakes baked before Mardi Gras.  I had never heard of them before moving to Texas.   On some of the cookies, I sprinkled the sugars before baking them.  On the other half, I baked them plain, and then made a simple powdered sugar glaze, and then sprinkled the sugars on.   You can choose which one you'd like. I think they both turned out pretty.



I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

27 comments:

  1. Kitty, Your iced cookies look just like mini King Cakes...perfect for a little Mardi Gras celebration! I'll have to remember to check Aldi's for flowers next time I'm near one. Stay warm ♥

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  2. Lovin' your fun Mardi Gras cookies Kitty! I'll have one (or three) of the glazed ones please:@) Thanks for the shout-out, have a great week!

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  3. Festive! Record cold in Texas...that’s crazy. You need a bit of warming up.

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  4. It's so cold here too Kitty. Hopefully it will warm up for everyone soon. The cookies sound really good. Thanks for sharing them at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  5. What festive cookies! It seems like we just celebrated Christmas and now we're about to start the Lenten season...

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  6. Pretty cookies and adorable flowers!Hugs,dear Kitty!It is always a pleasure stopping by!

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  7. Perfect cookie for celebrating Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday tomorrow! Why you aren't as big as a barn is beyond me with your weekly sweets, Kitty. They all look so good!
    I still have one string of fairy lights that I had to change batteries in before Christmas, and they are still going each night on their timer. Though a little dimmer each day, there's still some light.

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  8. Kitty, oh tea by the fire - can life get better?! Such a pretty tea party and oh so cozy next to the fire! xo

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  9. Kitty, your cookies look so pretty and I know they are delicious. A fun and tasty way for a nod to Mardi Gras paired with the lovely flowers. I need to check our Aldi more, I hardly ever stop there! The fire sounds wonderful, it is so cold here as well! Enjoy the week....

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  10. Kitty, I like Spritz cookies and make them for Christmas every year. I should branch out and decorate them for other occasions. You did a great job decorating them for Mardi Gras. Your tray by the fire looks inviting.
    Hope the cold doesn't last long.

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  11. Those Spritz cookies looks so pretty. I bet they taste delicious, too. Hope Spring turns up in your neck of the woods soon, Kitty.

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  12. I have never made spritz cookies but yours look really tasty. They certainly look festive too. We had another snow storm yesterday and had a lot of snow dumped on us. But the good news is, Spring is coming. Have a wonderful day, Kitty. Hugs.

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  13. Flowers always brighten up any spot, right? I love the colors on these pretty cookies and I know they taste as good as they look! I do hope spring makes her appearance soon...super cold here too and I'm ready! Have a blessed week, dear Kitty!

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  14. Very cute Kitty, they do look like little king cakes! Happy Fat Tuesday!
    Jenna

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  15. These made my mouth water! I love spritz cookies and yours are definitely dressed for Mardi Gras! I'm not sure how cold is 'cold' in Texas but I'll take your word for it even though we had a HIGH of 12 just a few days ago :)

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  16. These look wonderful! I absolutely love Spritz cookies, but never make them except at Christmas time, and I’m not sure why. I think you’ve encouraged me to make a batch this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

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  17. Oh, these are so pretty! And, as always, they sound delicious! It is always such a joy to visit with you here, sweet friend. :) Many blessings to you.

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  18. Kitty your cute cookies remind me of a minature King Cake. Bravo!

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  19. Such fun cookies for Mardi Gras. A great idea to bake them and decorate with the traditional colors. They do remind me of little king cakes.

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  20. These are pretty - I love the jeweled colors. Looks like you are keeping warm and cozy. Hopefully we can all warm up soon! Happy Mardi Gras! xx Karen

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  21. Great looking cookies....now I want cookies! But those flowers look so very pretty also.

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  22. These look wonderful and so easy to make!
    Thanks!
    hughugs

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  23. Thanks for reminding me about spritz cookies, Kitty. I've been meaning to make some for ages because it's been decades! I like the idea of adding that little bit of cinnamon for just a hint of spice--subtlety!

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  24. I love the Mardi Gras colors in your cookies and they look delicious, yum! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  25. These are beautiful little cookies and the flowers are perfect with them.
    I bought my tiered tray at Hobby Lobby...it is a perfect size. If you are on Instagram, you see this same tray used by tons of people....xoxo

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  26. These are darling. I love king cake. They look just like it.

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