Orange Chocolate Spritz Cookies-buttery spritz cookies with a hint of orange and a drizzle of chocolate. These festive cookies are perfect for the holiday season.
This post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.
Spritz cookies are a classic holiday cookie. I have been making them for years. This year, I put a little twist on the classic and made Orange Chocolate Spritz Cookies and I think they will have to be on our holiday baking list from now on. The orange and chocolate combo is delightful and perfect for the holiday season.
Spritz cookie dough is super basic and when I say basic I mean GOOD. The base starts with lots of Land O Lakes® BUTTER and you know that means good things are to come. You can’t go wrong with lots of butter during the holiday season. You should see our fridge, I think we have fourteen pounds of Land O Lakes® BUTTER in there right now. I am ready to bake ALL the cookies!
I use unsalted butter for baking and for this recipe so I can control the amount of salt in the recipe. The pure, buttery taste is perfection!
I added in a little orange zest to the dough to give it that special citrus kick.
To make the spritz cookies in festive shapes, you need a cookie press. I went with a tree shape, but you can make the cookies into whatever shape you want. There are lots of fun shapes to choose from.
When the cookies were completely cooled, I melted chocolate chips and called in the boys to help me drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. They had so much fun. Some of the trees got drenched in chocolate, but you can never have too much chocolate, right? 🙂
The boys loved being my little taste testers. The spritz cookies have a sweet and buttery flavor with a texture that is tender crisp. And the orange and chocolate was the perfect addition to these classic cookies. The boys loved them!
Orange Chocolate Spritz Cookies are fun to make and fun to eat. Add them to your baking list now! Enjoy!
Orange Chocolate Spritz Cookies
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar and orange zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar mixture until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
- Scrape some of the dough into your cookie press that has been fitted with a decorative plate, following manufacturer’s instructions. I used a tree shape. Hold the cookie press perpendicular to the prepared baking sheet, with the tip almost touching the sheet, and squeeze the trigger. Continue to press out the cookies, spacing about 1 inch apart.
- Bake cookies for about 8 minutes or just until the edges are barely tinged with brown. Remove from the oven and gently transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Place the cookies on parchment paper and drizzle lightly with melted chocolate. Let the cookies set until chocolate hardens.
- Note-the cookies will keep in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
Have you tried this recipe?
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These are adorable! Perfect for Christmas!!
These looks delicious! I think Santa will want a plate of these this year!
I am sure Santa will love these cookies:)
These look so super cute!! I can go for some with my coffee right now!
Great coffee cookies!
Those look so easy ad really good!
Funny, someone recently gave me a cookie press and I was remembering making spritz cookies with my mom (a LONG time ago!) and wondering about finding a recipe. This looks perfect — l love orange and chocolate together!
Yay! I hope you like the cookies!
I don’t have a cookie press (and don’t really have room to store another gadget). Can these be made by rolling out the dough and using cookie cutters?
I haven’t tried rolling out the dough. Let me know if you try it!
Keep these recipes coming! I host Thursday dinners for a group of friends every week and your cookies are always the go-to recipes for desserts, and the usual hit for the night 🙂
Yay! So glad you are liking our recipes.
I love the orange in these!!
I love the chocolate on these cookies – it makes them look so festive! I make these lemon chocolate chip sugar cookies every year (http://www.bitesforfoodies.com/recipes/lemon-chocolate-chip-sugar-cookies/) but I think this year, I will switch it up a bit and drizzle the chocolate as opposed to adding the chips to the batter!
Oh yum, I love chocolate and orange together. I can’t wait to try these as well. I have a brand new cookie press, just waiting to be used. Thanks for another great recipe.
hey girl- these look amazing! yummy!
What kind of cookie press do you have? I’m in the market for a new one. I’ve only used electric ones, but can’t seem to one of those any more. Thanks!
I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I4OJ1E?ie=UTF8&tag=twpeanthpo-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B000I4OJ1E
These cookies look and sound amazing! I’ll have to try them out this week!
These are delicious and light cookies. The combination of orange and chocolate is always a winner. I don’t have a cookie press so I just used my smallest cookie scoop to make small round cookies. They were a hit!
Glad you liked the cookies!
I have to send my cookies to my kiddos and I want to add these to my cookie collection. But what happens to the cookie after 5 days?
Can I not use orange for regular butter spritz