1 cup shortening (or butter, softened)
1 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 t. vanilla
1 t. orange zest (I use the zest of one orange)
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream shortening (or butter), cream cheese & sugar well.
Beat in egg yolk, vanilla & orange zest
Gradually blend in flour, salt & cinnamon which have been sifted together.
Fill press. Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with any colored sugar now, before baking.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. I only bake for 10 minutes, as I like them that way!!! The original recipe said to bake for 12-15 minutes, but I think that's too long.
Makes 6-7 dozen
|I made some royal icing, but truthfully, they taste better with just the colored sugar!|
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