Monday, December 7, 2009

Spritz Cookies

I was browsing recipes on the web today and came across this one. I had bought a cookie press many years ago and never used it. It was really fun and easy to make. You don't need a cookie press if you don't have one. You can pipe them out of a bag if you like. I had made the cute little box at my sisters class the previous week and thought it would look great with the cookies in it. You can find the tutorial of how to make those here

Spritz Cookies (All Recipes)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup butter
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fill a cookie press or pastry bag with dough, and form cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Make a dent in the middle of cookies and fill with jam (I used seedless raspberry jam).
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cookies are golden brown on the peaks and on the bottoms. Remove from cookie sheets at once to cool on wire racks.

Happy baking,

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