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Easy Spritz

Easy SpritzWith the help of a cookie press, you can make picture-perfect Christmas cookies in less than 20 minutes. These four-ingredient spritz cookies feature refreshing peppermint extract and glitzy sprinkles.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16.5-ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Several drops green or red food coloring
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green and/or red decorating sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat the cookie dough, cream cheese, flour, food coloring, and extract with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until combined (use hands, if necessary).
  3. Force unchilled dough through a cookie press onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle cookies with sugar.
  4. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Makes 24 cookies.

To Store: Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): 102 kcal cal., 5g fat (2g sat. fat, 1g polyunsaturated fat, 3g monounsatured fat), 10mg chol., 94mg sodium, 13g carb., 0g fiber, 4g sugar, 1g protein.

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.