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Snow Flakes

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is for use with a cookie press. Wonderfully soft and more flavorful than the average spritz cookie."
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1 h servings 58
Original recipe yields 72 servings (6 dozen)


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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.


  • 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.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 58 calories; 3.5 6.1 0.6 4 20 Full nutrition

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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 spre...

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This recipe was not very good. My sister loves spritz cookies and these were horrible. The dough got too dry before you could use it all and the cookie tasted way too much like shortening.

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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 spre...

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 kee...

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 delic...

Excellent recipe! I've been making traditional spritz cookies for years, and was skeptical about these but I wanted to try something different. The texture was perfect for the cookie press, an...

I just bought a cookie press a couple weeks ago and tried several recipes already. This has got to be the best one! The cookies came out so soft and flavourful, and went through the press so w...

These cookies pressed so easily and beautifully. I didn't use the cinnamon or orange zest, but just used the cream cheese base and then separated the dough into three bowls and added maple, coc...

These are the best spritz cookies I've ever made. Last year I had to throw out 2 batches of spritz because they were horrible. The dough goes thru the cookie press great. I took advice of oth...

This recipe held up great in my cookie press. It was very tasty and easy. I had to make 100 cookies for a cookie exchange party and these were perfect because you can put nearly 2 dozen per co...

I used 1/2 C butter & 1/2C shortening. They turned out awesome with a little powdered sugar dusted on top. Definately a family favorite!