Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Next year’s Baking Bonanza will have to be increased to a 2 day event!  My Mom and I definitely needed more time to get through all of our recipes yesterday!

 

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So what does one do the day after indulging in way too much sugar and sweets?

 

Option 1) Sit on your couch in a sugar coma

 

Or

 

Option 2) Schedule a strength session with your trainer

 

 

I chose option number 2, followed by a healthy lunch, and another batch of cookie baking! 

 

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Remember this cream cheese dough that spent the evening in the refrigerator?  Well, it’s back!

 

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But a little too hard to fit into the press, so it needed some time to warm up.

 

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I had a few issues getting started.

 

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But eventually I had some really cute cookies (and some not so cute cookies). 

 

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I added a few white chocolate mint M&M’s to the center of them.

 

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I considered using some food coloring, but in the end, stuck with the basic cookies. 

 

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With some simple decorations.

 

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Not all of the cookies turned out so cute!  But, it’s great to have a few tasters!

 

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These cookies are just as good as the Vanilla Cardamom Cookies from yesterday!

 

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Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
From Big Black Dogs

 

Ingredients

1 c. Butter
1 c. Sugar
1-3oz pkg. of Cream Cheese
1 Egg Yolk
2 1/2 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

 

Directions

Cream butter; Add Cream Cheese and Sugar. Beat egg yolk; Add Vanilla and Flour;

Chill dough over night; Must use either a Cookie Press or dropped tsp and pressed with fork.

Bake at 350 Degrees for about 8 minutes or until lightly brown on bottom. Cookies should be soft not crispy.

 

**Note from Big Black Dogs: I always double the recipe and just add 1-8oz package of Cream Cheese. I think the extra Cream Cheese makes a better cookie dough. And I sift all my dry ingredients. You must make the cookies within 24 hours of making the dough, otherwise the cookies will loose flavor.

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8 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

    • My grandma made them with M&M’s and Chocolate chips…we used to love when she would visit and would run right ot baggage claim where there was always a box of cookies for us. I found out recently from my dad that her original recipe had cherries in them.

  1. a two day baking bonanza. i love it! you and your mom are SO cute! What a fun way to spend time together. I wish I lived closer to my mom! I haven’t made spritz cookies in ages!

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