Poinsettias Are Here!
One thing I love about the weeks leading up to Christmas is that grocery stores like Giant and Safeway (if you’re from Northern Virginia!), stores like Walmart, mega stores like Costco, and home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes start selling loads of poinsettias. Large or small, they are such a beautiful symbol of the holidays. The lowest prices I’ve seen for the smaller plants seem to be at Walmart (just like with pumpkins!). Costco has the biggest plants I’ve seen. Regardless of where you buy them, these bold plants make every space festive. At home, we like to put one on the kitchen table, and then a few around the Christmas tree.
Each year, I see more and more white poinsettias available. These gorgeous plants gave me the idea for a bit-sized spritz cookie. If you have a cookie press, try this recipe out!
As you can see from this picture, try as I might, uniform flower shapes were not in the cards for me this day. My kids tried it out and had more success. But no worries–these imperfections make the finished product more interesting.
This recipe makes a lot of little cookies. To add variety, I suggest dividing up the dough and making different kinds of cookies using different cookie press disks—some White Poinsettia Spritz Cookies (using the five petal disk), some glazed Christmas trees, and some snowflakes just sprinkled with colored sugar crystals.