Go Back
+ servings
Cream Cheese spritz cookies, decorated with green sugar, red hots, sprinkles, and jimmies, piled on a plate

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies, Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies Recipe, How Do I Make Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies, How To Make Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 72 cookies
Calories 57kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 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

Decorations (optional)

  • 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