Monday, November 22, 2010

Inside the Cookie Box-Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

This recipe is a marriage between two spritz cookie recipes.  My friend posted a link on facebook for cream cheese spritz cookies, my husbands favorite Christmas cookie.  Struck by curiosity, I combined my grandmother's recipe and the cream cheese recipe resulting in a tender and subtle flavored cookie.

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
yield:  7-8 dozen

8 oz. (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp. almond extract
2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour, sifted
Food coloring, sparkling sugars or other decorations for sprinkling (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Cream butter & cream cheese in mixing bowl, add sugar, and beat until light and fluffy.

2. Beat in egg and add almond extract and food coloring (if using). Blend in flour gradually.

3. Fill cookie press and press cookies onto parchment

4. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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Part of the Inside The Cookie Box Holiday Edition 


McCain Family said...

They are so pretty! I want a cookie press. I keep looking at them then talking myself out of getting it.

Bunny said...

Oh my goodness these look so good!! I don't have a cookie press either, I need to remedy that! Happy Thanksgiving!