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Course: Cookie Press CookiesDifficulty: Medium



A cream cheese spritz recipe flavored with orange and cinnamon.


  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature (see note*, below)

  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature (see note **, below)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift first, then measure)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • colored sugar (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and orange zest. Sift together flour, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually blend flour mixture into butter mixture. Fill cookie press. Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar, if desired. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove at once to cooling racks.


  • * Modified from the original recipe found in the vintage Mirro Cookie Press recipe booklet. The original recipe uses 1 cup of solid vegetable shortening (such as Crisco) instead of butter, but is otherwise the same. If you are looking for a soft cookie, use the shortening.
  • ** This is is a VERY old recipe. Cream cheese used to come in both 3-ounce and 8-ounce blocks. Maybe it still does in some areas but I have not seen a 3-ounce package of cream cheese in a very long time. 3 ounces of cream cheese is equivalent to 3/8 of a cup, or 6 tablespoons. The 8-ounce wrapper has markings of ounces, so just cut off 3 ounces. If your cream cheese package is in metric, you need 85g.



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Make these every year! They come perfectly out of the press and they are a nice variation from a spritz cookie.
- A Baker

A classic tradition in my home for the past 5 decades.
- AMC1963

My mom found this recipe to switch up our Christmas cookies years back and we loved them! I’m having a rough time as this will be my first Christmas without her, but I am so thankful to have this recipe and to keep this tradition (and all the wonderful memories of Christmases before) alive.
- Ali

These cookies are my family's absolute favorite recipe. I've been making them for 10 years.
- A Baker

Made this cookies for the first time and love them!!!!
- Pedro

Our all time favorite! Thought I had lost it and then found it here!
- Ruth

Very tasty made these before but had lost the recipe. Will make again.
- A Baker

Grew up in New England and started to bake these cookies with my Mom every year for 50+ years. It wouldn't be Christmas without them. These days I tint them green and dunk them in white bark. Sometimes I make them into a sandwich. One of my favorites!
- A Baker
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