Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Total Time
28mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
8 mins

This recipe comes from a Southern Living paperback called Christmas Cookies. You can decorate these with colored sugar crystals, assorted candies, and or sprinkles if you so desire! I have a fondness for cookies with cream cheese and enjoy these. Sometimes I use almond or anise flavoring. Note added Dec. 2013: It seems improvements are in need so I am making corrections which are my own since I cannot find the original recipe. I am sorry for the mishaps you have had with the given recipe. I may recommend dividing the dough in thirds and working with smaller amounts.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Changes were made to the amount of cream cheese, flour, and the addition of 1 egg yolk. I found this made a delicious cookie. If you like you may add up to 1/2 teaspoons salt. We are sensitive to sodium so I use as little as possible.
  2. Cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg yolk and beat well.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until well blended.
  7. Shape dough into 3 balls and chill thoroughly at least 25 minutes.
  8. Press dough from a cookie press 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, using desired shaping discs.
  9. If desired, sprinkle with sugar crystals, etc. to decorate.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  11. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  12. May decorate with colored icing, if desired.
  13. Yield: About 4 dozen.