"The cream cheese keeps these cookies soft. Variations are Chocolate Spritz, Orange Spritz, and Chocolate orange Spritz."
1 cup butter or 1 cup
firm margarine, softened
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons
colored crystal sugar
red glazed cherries
green glazed cherries
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla and salt. Beat.
Add flour. Work into batter. Fill cookie press and press your choice of design onto ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate. Bake in 400 f. oven for 10 to 12 minutes until set and edges are showing a hint of brown. Makes 6 to 7 dozen.
CHOCOLATE SPRITZ: Exchange 6 tablespoons of flour with 6 tablespoons cocoa.