Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
- 1 cup of butter, softened
1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add sugar and mix well until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, vanilla and lemon peel. Mix well. Gradually add flour and salt to cream mixture. Shape dough in small logs and place in Wilton Cookie Pro™. Press cookies onto cool ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
To make green trees add a small amount of Leaf Green paste color to dough before shaping into logs. To make red/white cookies, add Wilton Red to one half dough. Shape red and plain dough separately into narrow logs; place together into Wilton Cookie Pro™. Follow above instructions for shaping.
Store in airtight container at cool room temperature for several weeks or freeze for two months.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.