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!
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
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!
Remember this cream cheese dough that spent the evening in the refrigerator? Well, it’s back!
But a little too hard to fit into the press, so it needed some time to warm up.
I had a few issues getting started.
But eventually I had some really cute cookies (and some not so cute cookies).
I added a few white chocolate mint M&M’s to the center of them.
I considered using some food coloring, but in the end, stuck with the basic cookies.
With some simple decorations.
Not all of the cookies turned out so cute! But, it’s great to have a few tasters!
These cookies are just as good as the Vanilla Cardamom Cookies from yesterday!
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
From Big Black Dogs
1 c. Butter
1 c. Sugar
1-3oz pkg. of Cream Cheese
1 Egg Yolk
2 1/2 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
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.