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Orange Spritz Cookies

Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and texture with a hint of orange flavor. They are a delightful addition to my holiday cookie tray. -Sean Fleming, St. Charles, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange or vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in orange zest and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press cookies 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 375° for 6-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 67 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • cLeighw
    Mar 17, 2019

    The orange flavor is nice but this recipe unfortunately isn’t as good as my old recipe.

  • Psalm127-3
    Dec 26, 2017

    thank you Katinthehatwill look for one

  • Katinthehat
    Dec 25, 2017

    For Psalm 127-3: Try a Cuisinart Electric Cookie Press. I've made cookies for 30 years and gone thru about half a dozen different brands. I had an electric one for my first try into spritz cookies. When it went out I used different manual ones and was not really pleased until I found this Cuisinart at a kitchen shop where I live. It gives me perfect cookies every time as long as you follow the directions that come with the press. My 2 boys ask for these every year. I've just branched into recipes that didn't come with the manual. The cream cheese added to the dough are delicious. Hope this helps.

  • Ruth
    Dec 25, 2017

    I make these very year along with the lemon spritz .

  • Saybeebisber
    Oct 15, 2016

    I just made these and the flavor is simply wonderful. I gave a 4 star as the yield is 1/2 the amount specified. My total was: 2 1/2 - 3 dozen. i would have doubled the recipe if I would have known the yield would be so small.

  • austin03
    Dec 12, 2010

    I have made these for years now. they are addictive. the orange adds a litle something. It's not over powering.