Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Favorite Spritz

I love making spritz cookies!!  They are so easy, no rolling involved & you have lots of cookies in a small amount of time.  I've tried many spritz recipes over the years, but always come back to this one as my favorite.  The touch of orange zest & the hint of cinnamon just make this cookie special.  The recipe comes from my very old Mirro cookie pamphlet that came with my old Mirro cookie press, which sadly broke.  I do have a new, snazzy one that is very easy to use, but I kind of miss that old aluminum one with the orange top!!  My hubby really doesn't much care for spritz cookies because he thinks they're "too bland".  However, he loves this recipe.   The recipe in the pamphet is called Snowflakes.   I hope you give  it a try!

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!

I am sharing with these wonderful blogs:

Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Tea Party Tuesday
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party


  1. hello
    your spritz looks delicious.thanks for sharing the recipe.lovely blog!!!!

  2. Sure will give this a try,Kitty!Spritz cookies look so yummy.I like the name too - Snowflakes - so Christmassy:)Thanks for sharing the recipe dear!

  3. this was FUN! I love spritz cookies and yours are great! I have the wilton spritz cookie maker and just have not had the time to get this out this year. Maybe this will be the motivator!

  4. Wow, Miss Kitty...beautiful cookies!

  5. You have some great food ideas over here! I love the cookies, the jam, and the scones! YUM. Thanks for coming by on the copycat challenge. I'm just now getting to those comments. Merry Christmas!

  6. Such pretty cookies! I have a new cookie press so I can try your recipe out to break it in. Sounds good, I love orange zest in cookies & muffins.

  7. I have never seen one with these ingredients. I know just where my cookie press is, so...Thakns so much! And thanks for visiting as well!

  8. Sounds great Kitty! Love orange zest, it perks everything up. I'm still hoping to find the Mirro at a yard sale or the Sal Army-Happy Baking:@)

  9. Hi Kitty!

    My oldest grandson and I love spritz cookies. My husband prefers the very common chocolate chip :) Yours look so pretty and festive :)

  10. Kitty, your platter of beautiful Spritz would grace anyone's Christmas Table. Very nice and delicious too! Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Hi Kitty, I love these! What a pretty assortment.

  12. Congratulations Kitty!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


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