Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies for Christmas

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies for Christmas

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies for Christmas

posted on December 18, 2017 by Rachel Gurk

Easy to make and fun to eat, these cream cheese spritz cookies are a Christmas classic that will make a fantastic addition to any cookie platter.

I’m finally coming through with a Christmas cookie recipe, and it’s a classic. With a little Rachel Cooks twist, of course! I tucked these away in the freezer for all the upcoming Christmas events.

You’ll need a cookie press for this recipe – I’ve had mine forever but hardly ever use it! This is the one I have and I have no complaints about it, but there are a lot of different brands to choose from.

Beyond the cookie press, these cream cheese spritz cookies are very simple. Lots of butter, full-fat cream cheese, sugar, flour. Paula Deen would be proud. I added my own twist by sprinkling in some nutmeg. I adore the flavor that nutmeg gives to otherwise simple cookies. I always put in my sugar cut-out cookies and it has the same effect in these cookies. The nutmeg is what sets these apart from some cookie you could buy at the grocery store. It’s the ingredient that will have people asking for the recipe after they try one of these cookies.

They’re also a super fun cookie to have the kids help with because of the press and sprinkling on the sugar. I didn’t have my kids help because I’m the worst type-A mom ever, but for a mom (or dad!) with patience in the kitchen I’m sure it would be fun. Plus N got 4 or 5 new Transformers for his birthday and he played with those for nearly three hours straight, which was amazing.

Fun twists on these Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies:

Add different extracts instead of vanilla! Try peppermint (1/4 teaspoon will likely be enough, it’s potent), almond, or lemon!

Add food coloring to make these cookies festive colors!

Dip in chocolate for extra decadence.

Enjoy these fun cookies!

If you’re looking for more great Christmas cookie recipes, try these:

Andes Mint Cookies

Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Easy Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate and Cranberries

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache

Gingerbread Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries

Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies for Christmas

Yield: 60-70 cookies

Total Time: 30 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Easy to make and fun to eat, these cream cheese spritz cookies are a Christmas classic that will make a fantastic addition to any cookie platter.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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