Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Cream Cheese spritz cookies are decadent little Christmas cookies with subtle cinnamon undertones and a soft creamy texture that begs to be gobbled up.
Servings 72 cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
- colored sugar, sprinkles, red hots, jimmies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium, cream together the shortening, cream cheese, and sugar. Mix in the egg yolk and vanilla.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add flour mixture, mixing until combined. Stir in orange zest.
Spoon the dough into a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice. Press the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Decorate with colored sugar, sprinkles, red hots, jimmies if desired.
Bake in the preheated oven, until set, about 6-8 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then remove to wire racks and cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough
Serving: 1/72 of the recipe | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg