Snow Flakes

Snow Flakes

Jessy Davis 0

"This recipe is for use with a cookie press. Wonderfully soft and more flavorful than the average spritz cookie."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 58 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, cream cheese, and sugar. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, and orange zest. Continue beating until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour, salt, and cinnamon. Fill the cookie press, and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet, and cool on wire racks.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • VARIATIONS: 1. Add 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind and 1 teaspoon lemon extract in place of vanilla and orange rind. 2. Omit vanilla extract and add 1 teaspoon almond extract, anise extract, or rum extract. 3. Add a small amount of food coloring gel to any of the above recipes to create colorful cookies.
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These is the BEST spritz cookie dough I have ever made! It is the perfect consistency for easy "spritzing"...not too sticky, not too dry. And the cookie flavor was delicious! These don't spread much and really retain the spritzed shape...they looked really nice. I substituted butter for the butter shortening (yuck) and added 1 t. orange extract for a little bit extra orange flavor. I also experimented with a light orange glaze icing that I drizzled over the top of a few...YUM. These can be dressed up or down and my kids loved playing around with different candy sprinkles. At 12 minutes, they cooled to a crisp texture. I think 10 minutes would be better since we really like a chewier cookie. These can EASILY be adapted to any flavor...lemon, almond, coconut...etc. It is the PERFECT spritz recipe!!! :o)


I just ate one of these melt in your mouth cookies and they are so awesome!!! BUT.....I am still in the middle of baking them and the cookie press is just not working out for me. The dough keeps sticking and won't come out and stay on the cookie sheet. For every 10 cookies I try, I get one that turns out. The only thing I did different than the recipe was to use butter instead of the butter flavored shortening. I can't believe this would make such a huge difference. I want to try these again with the butter flavored shortening. The taste is so good, I hope it turns out, but so far, it's been a huge pain in my butt!!!....I tried these again with the butter flavored shortening and they turned out a lot better than my first time. I guess that's what it was. This makes a lot of cookies.


Jessy, thank you for this wonderful recipe -- my family loves these cookies! This was my first time using a cookie press, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was easy as pie, and so very delicious. The very slight hint of orange flavor from the zest is perfect. In fact, I may use even a little more zest next time. I had some leftover Nestle's white morsels from another project, so I melted a cup of them in the microwave with a TBS or so of shortening, then stirred in a few drops of orange extract and dipped some of the cooled cookies halfway. Oh my goodness...they were heavenly and looked so pretty with the coating (which set up very nicely so that I could still easily stack the cookies). Again, thank you so very much -- your fantastic recipe has certainly brightened our holidays! :)