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Lemon Cream Cheese Spritz

We liven up ordinary spritz cookies with lemon extract and peel. Cream cheese makes every bite tasty and tender. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    About 9 dozen


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, beat shortening and cream cheese until blended. Add sugar; beat until creamy. Beat in egg yolk, lemon extract and peel. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate as desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 75 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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  • cakegirl20
    Jan 20, 2010

    I had to add another oz. of cream cheese, as the dough was too thick and not smooth enough. Then it was fine, but there wasn't enough lemon flavor for me. I may or may not make this again. The baked cookie was a tad on the dry side for me as well. I might add more lemon flavoring next time if I make it again.

  • kathygwyer
    Dec 31, 2008

    A friend made these for our office during Christmas; we couldn't stop eating them! Absolutely delicious!