Orange Spritz Cookies

I love making spritz cookies – these are the kind of cookies you make using a cookie press. They’re pretty easy to make. It took me a while to get the hand of the cookie press. I’ve been making them for years now, but I have to admit that at first – my spritz cookies really didn’t resemble anything. They just kinda looked like blobs. Now, the first few years I made spritz cookies, I make plain ones. Then I discovered this recipe. I never looked back. They’re so good. I love just the little extra twist it adds to the little cookies! When you make these cookies, you don’t have to do anything else to them, but I like to decorate them with colored sugar. It just gives them a touch of color that makes them extra Christmas-y!

If you make these cookies, post pictures and tag us! I’d love to see them! (Even if your first attempt is a little blobby! Remember, mine were too! And here’s a secret, mine still never turn out as pretty as all the pictures. But they still taste great!) -Jondi

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Spritz Cookies
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and brown sugar.
  2. Beat in orange peel and extract.
  3. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press cookies 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 375° for 6-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.