Monday, June 7, 2010
Cookie Recipe #156 - Almond Cream Spritz
Light and nutty describes these little spritz cookies.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened, 1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups all-purpose flour, finely chopped almonds.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese for 30 seconds. Add sugar, almond extract, and vanilla. Beat until combined. Beat in flour until thoroughly incorporated.
Pack dough into a cookie press. Force dough through press onto an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with almonds. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies are firm but not brown.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.