Monday, April 1, 2024

Favorite Spritz

Happy Easter Monday! 

Easter came so quickly this year and I still want to enjoy it.  

My friend, Michele, from The Nest At Finch Rest sent me this most beautiful tablecloth that has this embroidery on each corner.  Isn't this perfect for Spring?  Thank you so much, Michele!

My bunny teacup by Meritage goes perfectly with the tablecloth.

This spritz cookie was the first one that I ever made with my Mirro cookie press way back in the 1970's;  my press eventually broke, through used error!  I mentioned that once on my blog and a very dear bloggy buddy sent me one.  There's nothing like the barrel of a Mirro cookie press.  In the meantime, I had bought another cookie press, that I do like, but not like the vintage Mirro one, that's so dependable in cranking out the cookies.  My other one is not consistent or maybe it's that I've never quite gotten used to it? 

Yield: 6-7 dozen
Author: Kitty, but recipe is adapted from the Mirro Cookie Press booklet
Favorite Spritz

Favorite Spritz

There's something quite wonderful with the touch of orange zest and cinnamon in this recipe.


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening (or butter), cream cheese & sugar well.
  3. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla & orange zest
  4. Gradually blend in flour, salt & cinnamon which have been sifted together.
  5. Fill press. Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with any colored sugar now, before baking.
  6. 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.


Cookie sheets must be very cold for the cookie dough to stick. Never press cookies onto warm or hot cookie sheets. You can even freeze your cookie sheets beforehand.

This was Easter At Kevin and Kristen's.  We had a wonderful time!

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. That tablecloth is lovely and those cookies look so yummy.

  2. What a great Easter family photo, Kitty! We took plenty of J but sadly, none of all of us togeteher. What a gorgeous tablecloth, wow! I so love all the vintage textiles with handwork (amd the kitchen utensils too!). Sweet teacup, and the spritz cookie with orange and cinnamon sounds perfect. Happy Monday, no foolin'.

  3. Kitty, I adore your sweet bunny embroidered tablecloth from Michele! Your teacup matches perfectly and your cookies are such a pretty sweet treat. Love your group photo of your family! I agree, Easter arrived too early this year but falls 3 weeks later next year. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, Happy April! πŸ‡πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’—

  4. How adorable all this is Kitty! I love love that bunny teacup! So glad you had a wonderful Easter~ the cookies sound yummy and they're so pretty. Happy April!

  5. I agree that the pretty embroidered tablecloth and bunny teacup are a perfect match! Glad you had a wonderful Easter celebration with your family.

    I'm also surprised that they held sports tournaments over the Easter weekend.

  6. There is nothing like a spritz cookie for the holidays. Very versatile, and enjoyed by all. Glad you had a wonderful Easter celebration with your family. Enjoy the sweet bunny tablecloth all week. xo

  7. Kitty, the embroidered bunny tablecloth is a beauty and the teacup is so sweet! The cookies look delicious and I know they would be great with tea or coffee. Your family photo is perfect. Happy April!

  8. What a special gift Kitty, I know you will always cherish the pretty tablecloth! I love your spritz cookies - they sure look delicious. So happy to see all your family with you at Easter! Many blessings to you!

  9. The tablecloth is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the teacup too and the cookies look so inviting. Can never go wrong with cream cheese. =) What a lovely family picture too! Have a wonderful first week of April! XO

  10. Love that tablecloth and the beautiful family picture. Those cookies looked yummy. My oldest granddaughter Raygen made those cute cookies for Easter egg hunt and they turned out adorable. She had different shaped cookie cutters and they were too cute. Happy April dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. What a lovely family photo Kitty, and your Spritz cookies look great. I hear you on the Mirro cookie press as I have had my copper barrel one for years. My grand daughter expressed a desire for one just like mine so I found an extra one for her on EBAY. She loves it, but so do I. I make Spritz cookies every Christmas and for every Church Bake Sale. Have a great day.

  12. Awl - what a fun surprise to see this post. I soooo love that adorable pedestal bunny teacup! it is soooo cute! You always have the best little teatime posts. They're so inspirational. How thoughtful of that friend to send you a replacement vintage spritz press.
    I love those cookies - and have a cheap press- and have only made them ONCE. I always completely forget about them. Once. They turned out perfectly, too. They make such a perfect tea time cookies b/c they're not overly sweet. OK once my mini Cadbury choc eggs are gone I will make them and let you know. I am being very good lately with ignoring my sweet teeth.

    Best part of post is seeing you all together. Such a wonderful family. Glad you had a joyful Easter, my dear friend. ♥

  13. Adorable cloth and gorgeous teacup! Yummy and cute recipe. Wonderful photo of your precious family. Happy Easter my dear friend.

  14. Love your Easter tea table, Kitty! So pretty with the gifted cloth and little tea cup. Noticed the polka-dot mini birdhouse, too. Always so many little surprises. The cookies look so cute and I am saving the recipe. I have one of the old cookie presses from my Mom and never had a recipe! Lovely family photo - aw, the grands are growing up! Sending hugs xo K

  15. Kitty, your cookies are adorable. It's nice that you are back out in the yard at that sweet spot you use. We love getting out of the house too! Such adorable Easter items.

  16. Lovely tablecloth and table. And the spritz cookies decorated for spring look wonderful! Such a great idea.

  17. Kitty, I love that tablecloth and the spritz cookies look pretty and I bet taste great. Thanks for the recipe. I hope you are having a good week.

  18. Kitty, you always have the most delicious looking recipes, but it's your accessories that get me every time. So super sweet!! Happy (belated) Easter!!

  19. What a beautiful tablecloth! Did she embroider it herself? I love spritz cookies but I love your family photo the best!

  20. I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter, dear friend. He is risen, indeed! So thankful for Jesus and for His triumph over death, hell, and the grave!


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