Chocolate Shadow Spritz Cookies

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READY IN: 32mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    unsweetened chocolate squares (1 oz each)
  • 13
    cup butter (refrigerator temp for electric mixer, slightly softened for hand mixing, margarine or shortening can)
  • 6
    ounces cream cheese
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
  • 1 12
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 12
    cups flour
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler or very slowly in the microwave; set aside to cool.
  • Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar well.
  • Add chocolate then beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Fill cookie press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes. Checking for a slightly set or very slightly browned cookie at 10 minutes. If needed, bake another 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from baking sheet while warm & transfer to wire rack to cool.
  • Decorate if desired or enjoy them plain. Store in an air-tight container and layered between foil or waxed paper, if needed. These cookies freeze well.
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