Monday, November 1, 2021

Melt-In-Your Mouth Spritz Cookies

The weather here in Texas has been so pleasant!  I made some spritz cookies to enjoy with a nice cup of tea. It's nice to enjoy my little waterfall before I cover it up with a net for Fall/Winter.  There's a Bald Cypress tree to the right that sheds it's needles starting about now through December.   The net helps catch the needles.  


I don't buy many teacups, but I saw this one and was smitten.  Isn't it a pretty one for Fall?  It looks so nice with my leaf plate, don't you think?


Freshmen Volleyball for Avery is over, top right; Ella in the top right, is still playing on her fifth grade team, that Avery coaches.  Julie, Ella, Avery and Tim are in the bottom left.  Avery and some friends went to the Freshmen homecoming.  

We had another pep rally and football game.  My son, Mike, and daughter, Molly are in the top left.  Cissy led the wrestling team in for the pep rally.    It's so nice that all the teams are recognized.  Riley is #90.  The coaches call him "Thor"!

Yield: 7-8 dozen
Author: Kitty, but adapted from King Arthur Baking
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Spritz Cookies

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Spritz Cookies

These spritz are a more tender cookie. I used the Fiori di Sicila that King Arthur sells, which means "flowers of Sicily". I used my pumpkin disc, and also made some Christmas shapes to store in the freezer for later. 


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia  (*NOTE)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • coarse sparkling sugar for decorating


  1. Place your cookie sheets in the freezer to get them very cold.  This makes the cookies adhere to the sheet much easier.  Don't ever press  spritz cookies onto a warm or hot cookie sheet.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, cream cheese, salt, vanilla, Fiori di Sicilia until smooth.  Beat in the egg yolk, then mix in the flour.
  4. Fill a cookie press 3/4 full with the dough and press the cookies onto ungreased, cold cookie sheets.  Sprinkle with the sparkling sugar.
  5. Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes or until light brown around the edges.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on the pan on a rack for 5 minutes.  Transfer the cookies from the pan to the rack to finish cooling.
  7. Store cookies, well-wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.


Instead of using the Fiori di Sicilia, try about an 1/8 teaspoon of orange extract and 1/8 lemon extract and 1/2 teaspoon extra of vanilla. King Arthur also uses zest of a lemon or an orange or a combination of both.

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. Your cookies turned out great Kitty, love the pretty colored sugar:@) I haven't tried that extract (yet), sounds like it's very flavorful!

  2. Pretty teacup for the season Kitty. Your cookies look so pretty and sound delicious. Fun times for your family, I know you enjoyedl their pep rally and games........Have a wonderful autumn week.

  3. Nice pairing with your teacup and plate! This post is all about family for me. :) I love seeing the kids in their elements.

  4. That's such a pretty teacup with the delicate flowers. Enjoying family times is so special. I wonder how some of those girls manage to walk on such high heels for the homecoming. Spritz cookies are so delicious and yours are cute, too.

  5. Those Spritz cookies sound delicious. How pretty your tablescape is this week, Kitty. One could be nothing but relaxed if one were to sit and enjoy each of the elements. Such a pretty teacup that caused you to 'fall into temptation'. =) Why, I would have took it home with me, too. Love the family photos. Everyone getting out and having fun.

  6. Such pretty cookies Kitty and I love your teacup! So fun to see your grands, they're growing up so quickly! I had to chuckle about Riley's nickname. So glad you're enjoying some seasonal fall weather. ♥

  7. I do like the teacup, perfect for this time of year.
    Many thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Happy November Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  8. The pumpkin spritz cookies look so cute!

    I endorse the purchase of the lovely fall-themed teacup!

    Interesting that Avery and her friends wore either blue or red dresses for Homecoming. Did they plan that?

  9. Stunning teacup and lovely pictures! Enjoy! Hugs and blessings.

  10. I love the pumpkin disc. Your recipe is interesting with cream cheese. I've made spritz cookies for Christmas for years dyeing the Christmas tree dough green with food coloring and sprinkling red sprinkles on the Christmas trees for decoration.
    I love your teacup and as always seeing your kids activities.

  11. You always have such pretty vignettes, I love this Fall one with your pretty new tea cup, pumpkin cookies and leaf plate! Looks like lots of family fun has been going on, “Thor” does look like he is quite a force! Enjoy that pretty weather~

  12. The spritz cookies look so cute and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe to make them. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week Kitty.

  13. These cookies sound wonderful, Kitty and thanks for the seasoning tip! I love your new fall teacup. How wonderful you are able to attend so many of the grandkids activities! Thor - LOL.

  14. Kitty, your cup and saucer are perfect for your leaf plate. I think you were wise to add this new pretty! It's been years since I've made spritz cookies. I no longer have my cookie press, but I just might need to get a new one. Happy November!

  15. Kitty, your cup and saucer are really cute. I love the shape! I have never made spritz cookies. Funny, because I have made most other kinds! Isn't it wonderful to have the children in sports? Most of mine are too. MMA, football, jiu jitsu, cheer, and the ones who aren't into a sport, work out at the gym. Keeps them healthy and in shape from a young age. Happy November, dear friend!

  16. YUM on those cookies! I need to make a batch of these. Or, maybe three batches as they would not last long with my tribe. LOL! Love all the pictures Kitty. I know that you are so proud of your sweet and precious family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. Such a pretty fall tea table, Kitty! Love your new tea-cup and the cookies do look like they would melt in your mouth. Interesting extract combo and it sounds wonderful. So fun to go to all the grandkid's sports events. Love the Homecoming photo, too. Such a fun time of life for them all. So nice you can share in that, too. Sending hugs xo K

  18. It was so wonderful to see your photos and see all of you out having such a wonderful time together. I trust the Lord will continue to bless all of you and keep you in His care, my friend.

  19. Love your new teacup, so perfect for fall. How pretty your spritz cookies look. I am glad you are enjoying some nice weather. How special to go to the grands games. You are so fortunate to have a tight knit family. Happy weekend.

  20. Oh Kitty, these cookies sound sooo delicious, and yours are so pretty!!! I'm definitely pinning this recipe! I love the blue and orange colors in your table this week -- always an impressive combination. That teacup and saucer are beautiful, and I would have snapped them up, too. :D Love the pics of your precious family, my friend, and Molly looks so much like you. I just can't believe how much the granddaughters have grown up; you're blessed to have this big, happy family.

    Have a great week, my friend, and thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Denise at Forest Manor


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