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Cream Cheese Spritz, Cinnamon Stars and Cranberry-Walnut Drops Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Crystal Vaughan

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cream Cheese Spritz:
1-cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1-pkg. (8 oz) full-fat cream cheese, softened
1-cup sugar
1/2-tsp. salt
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2- tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2-cup all-purpose flour
Food coloring

Cinnamon Stars:
See Cream Cheese Spritz
1-tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2- tsp. ground ginger
1/2- tsp. allspice
1/4- cup coarse sugar

Cranberry-Walnut Drops:
See Cream Cheese Spritz
1-cup dried cranberries
1-cup walnuts, finely chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Cream Cheese Spritz:
1. Preheat oven at 375.
2. With mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar and salt until creamy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low speed, beat in flour just until combined. tint with food coloring as desired.
3. Load about 1/3 of batter into cookie press. Press cookies onto large cookie sheet, spacing about 2-inches apart.
4. Bake 12-18 minutes or until deep golden brown around edges. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack 10 minutes. With spatula, transfer cookies to rack to cool completely. Repeat pressing, baking and cooling with remaining dough.

Cinnamon Stars:
In step 2 of Cream Cheese Spritz, add ground cinnamon, ground ginger and allspice to butter. Do not tint. In step 3, after pressing but before baking, sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Cranberry-Walnut Drops:
In step 2 of Cream Cheese Spritz, after beating flour, mix in cranberries and walnuts. Do not tint. In step 3, using small (1 Tbs.) cookie scoop, form dough into balls and place on cookie sheet, 2-inches apart.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 to 10 dozen depending on cookie
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

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