Snow Flakes

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

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

58 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.