Lemon Spritz Cookies

Lemon Spritz Cookies recipe transforms your Christmas favorite into a treat you'll enjoy any month of the year! The dough is a mix of lemon, vanilla and cream cheese. Use your cookie press to make the fun shapes.

Yield

4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon lemon flavoring
1 1/4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350ºF (177°C).

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese. Gradually add sugar, blend well until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, vanilla, lemon flavoring and lemon peel beating until smooth. Gradually add flour and salt to creamed mixture.

Fit a cookie press with the desired template and fill with dough. Press out cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on wire cooling rack. Remove from baking sheet and continue to cool on wire cooling rack.

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