“Snow Flakes” Spritz Cookies

Image from Itsy Bitsy Foodies.

Image from Itsy Bitsy Foodies.

Hi everyone, Alissa here! I’m sharing a Christmas cookie recipe with you today that’s been a staple in my family for generations. The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without them! Okay, so they’re not the healthiest cookies on the planet, but they’re delicious, you can share them with friends and family (perfect for cookie swaps!), and you can make cute little shapes with them!

Some of you may be familiar with them. They’re called “Snow Flakes” and are very similar to Spritz Cookies. Both are typically made with a special cookie press that “cranks” them out in different festive shapes. The main difference between the two recipes is that, unlike Spritz Cookies, Snow Flakes contain cream cheese and cinnamon which give them a little extra flavor. Yum!

Note: To create the shapes you’ll need a Spritz Cookie Press which you can find here, but it’s not required. They’ll taste just as delicious if you roll them with your hands. 😉

Snow Flakes Cookies
Yield: Serves 4 

Ingredients:

1 cup shortening
1 3-oz. package of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp finely grated orange rind
2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Cream the shortening and cheese well. Add sugar gradually and continue creaming.
  2. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla extract and orange rind.
  3. Sift flour with salt and cinnamon, then add to creamed mixture.
  4. Fill cookie press with batter (skip this step if you do not have a press).
  5. Form cookies on non-greased cookie sheets.
  6. If desired, decorate with colored sugar, cinnamon sugar, chopped almonds, or colored sprinkles.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350°F.

I hope you love these cookies as much as my family does!

If your family has any holiday recipe traditions you’d like to share, please feel free to do so in the comments below! We’d love to hear them! 🙂

⭐ Alissa

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