Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this recipe from the book entitled The Spirit of Christmas. Originally my mom had this recipe and it was a holiday staple in our house for years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and cream cheese.
  2. Gradually add sugar and mix well.
  3. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  4. Sift flour with salt and cinnamon; gradually add to cream mixture.
  5. Add food coloring if desired.
  6. Fill cookie press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Cool before removing from baking dish.


Most Helpful

I received a Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra Spritz cookie maker for Christmas last year. I was searching for a recipe since the one provided on the box failed. These turned out great! I divided the dough and colored one red and the other green. These were very easy to make. I altered the flavoring just a little by adding 1/2 teaspoon of Almond extrac and 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla. I also took the extra egg white and made a glaze paste with decorative sprinkles over the cookies just before putting in the oven.

MarleneLSU December 21, 2005

I tried this for a different variation on spritz this year, and I'm very glad I did. It could have been a little sweeter for my tastes, but it was closer to the taste I have been searching for than the "regular" spritz recipes I've tried in past years have been (and I'm sure my family is going to enjoy them). I made a half batch as a test run yesterday, and I got 58 cookies. It seemed like some of them spread during baking a little more than I was expecting - not sure why some spread and some didn't. Ultimately for my oven it took a bake time of between 11-1/2 to 12 minutes. Thank you for posting, I look forward to making these again in the future! EDITED TO SAY these are really good out of the freezer!!! YUM!

Outnumbered By Peanuts December 01, 2008

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