Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies Recipe
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies are another favorite Christmas Spritz cookie recipe that is perfect for the holidays. Spritz cookies are easy to make and can be colored and decorated in red and green for Christmas.
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Decorating Spritz Cookies
It is so much fun to make decorated Spritz cookies for Christmas. Decorating Spritz cookies is pretty easy as long as you have a couple of cookie decorating supplies on hand.
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Ingredients to decorate Christmas Spritz cookies
- AmeriColor #111 Leaf Green Soft Gel Paste Food Color
- AmericColor #119 Red Red Soft Gel Paste Food Color
- White Chocolate Chips-melt and drizzle over green Christmas Tree Spritz cookies.
- Red, Green, White Non-Pareils
- Powdered sugar glaze-recipe below in the recipe card
How To Color Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie Dough
If you want to make pretty colored and decorated spritz cookies to dazzle your guests over the holidays you can do it in a number of ways.
- You can color the spritz cookie dough with green gel food coloring to make pretty green Christmas tree spritz cookies.
- You can color the spritz cookie dough red to make pretty red flower spritz cookies.
- You can dip the uncolored spritz cookies in a powdered sugar glaze and sprinkle red and green non perils or red sugar sprinkles on them.
Step 1: After mixing the Cream Cheese Spritz cookie dough divide the dough into three portions.
Step 2: Wrap one portion of uncolored cookie dough in plastic wrap and set aside.
Step 3: Place each of the two remaining portions of spritz cookie dough in separate bowls.
Step 4: Squeeze 2 to 3 drops of food coloring in each bowl. Mix the gel food coloring into the cookie dough with a spoon. Mix well so there are no streaks of uncolored dough seen. Add another drop or two of food coloring to each bowl until you get the color of the dough to your liking.
Step 5: Wrap each individual piece of colored dough in plastic wrap and chill for about 60 minutes before pressing the cookies.
Once the dough has chilled fill a cookie press with the Spritz dough, select a cookie press disk that matches the cookie shape you want to press and attach it on the Spritz cookie press following the manufacturers directions.
Press the Spritz cookies onto an ungreased aluminum baking sheet. Bake as directed below.
How to get sprinkles to stick to Spritz cookies
There are a couple of tricks on how to get sprinkles to stick to spritz cookies.
If you want to add the sprinkles to the Spritz cookies before baking shake the sprinkles over the top of the cookie. Then gently use your finger to lightly tap your finger tip over the sprinkles.
This will help the sprinkles embed into the soft cookie dough. Do this gently so you don’t damage the shape of the Spritz cookie.
My favorite way to get sprinkles to stick to Spritz cookies is to dip the baked Spritz cookie into a powdered sugar glaze then shake the sprinkles over the glaze while it is wet.
The sprinkles will stick to the Spritz cookies every single time. The white cookies above have been decorated with a glaze and sprinkles.
Make a batch or two of these pretty Christmas cookies for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. They will look beautiful on your dessert table.
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Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies Recipe
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies are a traditional Christmas cookie recipe. Red, Green and white decorated Spritz cookies are perfect for your holiday dessert table and cookie exchange.
- 1 cup softened butter
- 3 oz softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla extract)
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- AmeriColor #119 Red Red Gel Food coloring (optional)
- AmeriColor #111 Leaf Green Gel Food coloring (optional)
- Christmas Sprinkles
Powdered Sugar Glaze Ingredients
- 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of water
- 1/8th teaspoon pure Almond Extract
- zip topped bag or decorator bag
- In a large bowl beat together with an electric mixer the butter and cream cheese until combined well, lump free and creamy.
- Add the granulated sugar to the bowl and beat in for 1 or 2 minutes until the sugar is combined.
- Add the almond and vanilla extract to the bowl and beat in well.
- Add 1/2 of the all-purpose flour to the bowl and beat on low until the flour is combined with the ingredients. Add the remaining flour to the bowl and beat until the flour is complexly mixed in with the other cookie dough ingredients. Scrape the bowl and mix again.
- Divide the dough in thirds. Wrap 1/3 of the dough in plastic wrap and set aside.
- Transfer one of the thirds of dough to a small bowl. Add 5 drops of red gel food dye to the bowl and mix with a spoon until the food dye is mixed evenly into the cookie dough with no streaks of red showing. Wrap the red colored dough in plastic wrap. Set aside.
- Repeat with the remaining 1/3 of cookie dough and color with green gel food dye. Wrap in plastic wrap.
- Chill the cookie dough for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Remove one portion of the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Allow cookie dough to come to almost room temperature. Fill a Spritz cookie dough press with the dough. Press cookies out onto an aluminum baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes just until the edges of the cookies are slightly golden. Remove baking sheet from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Transfer cooled cookies to a cooling rack. Cool completely before decorating.
- Wipe the baking sheet with a paper towel between cookie batches. Cool the cookie sheet completely before pressing the next batch of cookies.
- Repeat until all of the cream cheese Spritz cookies have been baked.
- Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
- Serving Size: 1 Cookie
- Calories: 69
- Fat: 3.6g
- Carbohydrates: 8.9g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.5g
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