Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • Red and green decorator sugar crystals (optional)
  • Assorted candies and sprinkles (optional)

Cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, bating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.

Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until well blended. Shape dough into a ball, and chill thoroughly.

Press dough from a cookie press 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, using desired shaping discs. Sprinkle with sugar crystals, if desired. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate with assorted candies and sprinkles, if desired.

Yield: about 4 dozen.





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