So over the holiday break - I became the new owner of a "Spritz" cookie press! Found it on clearance and scooped it up - my old one was hard to work and I had fantasies of Christmas spritz cookies beautifully decorated for the Christmas Holidays...
1 cup butter , softened
1 (3 ounce) pkg cream cheese , softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/4 teaspoons lemon peel , grated
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add sugar and mix well until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolk, vanilla & lemon extract and lemon peel. Mix well. Gradually add flour and salt to creamed mixture.Shape dough in small logs and place in cookie press. Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups butter
1 (3 ounce) package fruit flavored gelatin mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream butter, sugar and gelatin. Add egg, lemon and vanilla extract. Beat well. Gradually add flour and baking powder. Blend until smooth.
Spoon dough into the cookie press. Press out desired shape, Using an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes.