Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup shortening

  2. 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  3. 1 cup sugar

  4. 1 egg yolk

  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  6. 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  7. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Food coloring, optional Nonpareils and colored sugar, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and lemon peel. Combine the flour, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat in food coloring if desired. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with nonpareils and colored sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 9 dozen.


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