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: