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Mimosa Butter Cookies

You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus zest, or add an alternate liquid to change things up. —Sara Lark, Raton, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream first 4 ingredients until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Mix juice and champagne. Add flour to creamed mixture alternately with juice mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag; insert a #1M star tip. Transfer dough to bag; pipe 2-in. circles 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake until edges are set, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pan 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Using parchment paper helps these buttery cookies hold their shape.
  • If your kitchen is warm, you might try refrigerating the piped cookie dough for about 10 minutes before baking to give them better definition.
  • The champagne flavor is mild, but the orange shines through. If you don’t have champagne, try sparkling cider or grape juice.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 95 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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    • Dan
      Feb 8, 2021

      Really glad I read the comments first. -Used the zest of 3 whole oranges. -Used 1/2 cup of champagne instead of 1/4 -Squeezed a whole orange into the champagne Topped with more orange zest and powdered sugar

    • Meghan
      Feb 6, 2021

      Very easy to make but like one reviewer said. Very very very bland.

    • 5717rees
      Mar 30, 2020

      This is an attractive looking cookie, would not mind having one right now with spot of tea. Have made a version of this cookie over time. I have to say that it’s pretty low rent to tear into someone’s recipe because you didn’t care for it. There aren’t any blue ribbons awarded KTD1. The ingredients didn’t cost an arm and leg. Simply go on with life and don’t make Mimosa cookies again. It’s so simply, maybe you will be kinder on your next review.

    • KTD1
      Mar 1, 2020

      No stars. Horribly bland cookie. Threw them all out.

    • Janet
      Feb 14, 2020

      No comment left

    • Burnsie
      Feb 10, 2019

      Wow, these are sinful. I didn't have real oranges on hand so I replaced the zest with about a tablespoon and a half of lemon curd. I also didn't have champagne, so just did 100% orange juice. They came out amazing. I swear I'm gonna gain ten pounds because I can't stop munching on these.

    • Alurea
      Dec 24, 2018

      I used a pink moscato champagne, they came out beautifully only thing I would change is a stronger orange flavor. I used the zest of a whole navel. I’ll maybe try artificial? Maybe not...