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Almond Cream Spritz

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  •  4.2 stars stars based on 28 reviews
  •   85% would make this again
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Makes about 60

1 cup butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
finely chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 375 F. Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, almond extract, and vanilla; beat till combined. Stir in flour. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes or until easily worked but not too stiff. Pack dough into a cookie press. Force dough through press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are firm but not brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet one minute then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Reviews of Almond Cream Spritz:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 6, 2013
Would not make this again.
I am just not sure about this recipe!! It turned out just ok the first time. The second batch ended up being too sticky and practically melted in the Oven into mush! Disappointed;( 3 stars

  Jeanette/Grove City, OH  Dec 17, 2011
Would make this again.
I have made spritz cookies from my mom's recipe for over 50 years. I like the idea of the cream cheese, but they were doughy, not creamy. My cookies call for 1 egg or 3 egg yolks, 1/4 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp of baking powder. I thougth they tasted dry this year so that is why I tried this new recipe. don't know if I will make them again until a solution for the dryness appears.Do you think an egg would help?
Please private message me if you know a cure. thanks
5 stars

  Karen in Texas  Dec 24, 2010
Would not make this again.
I followed the recipe and was disappointed in a doughy taste. I have made others in the past that melt in your mouth and have more of a sugary taste. 2 stars

  Reese in Dryden, NY  Dec 7, 2010
Would make this again.
like this recipe. I always put my cookie sheets in the freezer for press cookies, that works great! Cookies have a pleasent taste 5 stars

  Mary  Dec 18, 2009
Would make this again.
For easy release from cookie press put cookie sheet in freezer for a few minutes and remove only a portion of the dough as you work. 4 stars

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