Christmas Recipes

Recipes for Christmas – Holiday Recipes

Almond Creme Spritz Cookies December 1, 2007

Almond Creme Spritz Cookies

1 cup butter, softened

1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

Finely chopped almonds

Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl

till well combined. Add sugar, almond extract, and

vanilla; beat till combined. Beat in flour. Cover and

chill dough for 30 minutes or till easily worked but

not too stiff.

Pack dough into a cookie press. Force dough through

press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with

almonds. Bake in a 375 F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes

or till edges of cookies are firm but not brown.

Remove cookies and cool on wire racks. Makes about 60.

Make-ahead tip: Cool cookies completely. In an

airtight or freezer container, arrange cookies in a

single layer; cover with a sheet of waxed paper.

Repeat layers, leaving enough air space to close

container easily. Freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition facts per serving: 59 calories, 4 g total

fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 35 mg

sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Daily Values: 3% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium,

1% iron.

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