Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
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- 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.
- Cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl.
- Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
- Add egg yolk and beat well.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until well blended.
- Shape dough into 3 balls and chill thoroughly at least 25 minutes.
- Press dough from a cookie press 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, using desired shaping discs.
- If desired, sprinkle with sugar crystals, etc. to decorate.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned.
- Remove to wire racks to cool.
- May decorate with colored icing, if desired.
- Yield: About 4 dozen.
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Too good to be true! Thought I could make quick x mas cookies with my 4 year old ... What a disaster. Cannot put dough into spritzer -- too sticky... After refrigerating for 2 hours!! Threw out 1/2 of dough. Wish I would have read comments before. So annoyed, I signed up for food.com just to share in this annoying experience !!
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