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Bring on Spring! We are finally getting a break from this crazy harsh winter. It was so nice to bake with bright sunshine and some fresh air filling the house. My daughter is having a Daisy Girl Scout Investiture Ceremony tonight and I wanted to make a special little treat for our troop. These Daisy Spritz Cookies will be perfect to celebrate!
Spritz Cookie Recipe
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift the flour and baking powder. On high speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Lower the mixer speed and add the flour mixture slowly until combined. Fill the cookie press (I love my Wilton Cookie Press!) with dough and place the desire disk in. Press cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Back for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Place on a cooling rack. Makes 7-8 dozen cookies.
Once cooled, I decorated the daisy center with the Girl Scout Daisy blue center. Just like the first patch they earn when they can recite the Girl Scout Promise. The centers were iced with a dollop of glaze (1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon corn syrup and 1 tablespoon of milk) and dyed with two drops of blue food coloring. Blue crystal sugars were sprinkled on top.
Sweet Stackers are pictured in an air-tight Rubbermaid Take Alongs container. Create 3 layers of cookies in this container.
Sweet Stackers elevate your baked goods on stackable trays in your container. Decorate your cookies right on the trays, place the risers carefully in between and stack the trays without messing the decorations right in your container. Dry the icing with the lid off, then store with an air-tight lid to keep them fresh. They are ready to transport to your event!
Sweet Stackers are reusable, economical, versatile and fit a variety of containers that you probably already own – visit www.sweetstackers.com for more information.
My 5-year-old has joined a Daisy Girl Scout troop and tonight is her Daisy Investiture Ceremony. Ha! I actually had to look up what “investiture” meant on Wikipedia – “general term for the formal installation of an incumbent as the insignia can include the formal dress and adornment”. Parents were invited and asked to bring a treat…so I thought it would be cute to make some sort of Daisy shaped cookie. Except out of all of the cookie cutters I own, I do not have a flower shaped cookie cutter. Instead I used a scalloped round cookie cutter and piped white icing for the daisy petals. I made more icing with blue food coloring to pipe the center of the flower. The blue center of the daisy represents the first patch the daisy scouts earn.
Imagine all of the variations you could do to make flower shaped cookies?