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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Christmas Recipes – Brown Sugar Spritz Cookies November 27, 2007

Countdown to Christmas 

Brown Sugar Spritz Cookies

1 cup butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric

mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar

and baking powder and beat well. Add egg, lemon peel,

and vanilla. Beat till well combined. Beat in as much

flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour with a

wooden spoon. Do not chill dough.

Pack dough into a cookie press. Force dough through

press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 375 F.

oven for 9 to 10 minutes or till edges of cookies are

firm but not brown. Remove cookies and cool on wire

racks. Makes 70 to 80.

Make-ahead tip: Bake and 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: 46 calories, 3 g total

fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 33 mg

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

Daily Values: 2% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium,

1% iron.