Autumn Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Celebrate the fall season with this easy recipe for Autumn Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies. The scrumptious cookies are crispy, buttery and a tantalizing combination of tart and sweet. Not your typical sugary treat, these homemade cookies are elevated to new levels with this yummy spritz cookie recipe and the Oxo cookie press. You’ll have so much fun making these amazing decorative cookies, you won’t want to make them any other way. The Oxo cookie press makes perfectly-portioned, uniform cookies in assorted shapes and patterns using interchangeable disks. Make dozens of cookies quickly and easily for snack time, birthday parties or upcoming festive occasions.
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Notes on the Autumn Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie* Recipe, Tips and Tricks

It’s very important for the butter to be cold and the cream cheese to be softened in order to achieve the soft cookie dough texture. 30-45 minutes before starting the recipe, remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and let rest at room temperature.

This spritz cookie recipe is intended for use with the Oxo cookie press. Using other cookie recipes, may not work with the cookie press.

The cookie dough does not need to be refrigerated prior to using in the cookie press. A soft and pliable cookie dough is needed so it can be pressed and cut using the cookie press.

Use the Autumn Disk Set to make these cute Autumn Cream Cheese Spritz cookies. The set comes with six stainless steel disks for the following shapes: Spider, Web, Leaf, Owl, Turkey and Pumpkin.

If not using a cookie press, simply drop small spoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly using the back of a spoon. Bake as per the recipe.

Store cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy the cookies within the week.

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter, cold
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
colored sugar: orange, yellow, red and green

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).

Cut the cold butter into small cubes.

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In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the cubed butter and softened cream cheese. Using a paddle attachment, mix on Low speed until well-combined, approximately 1 minute.

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While mixing on Medium speed, add the egg yolk. Making Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie Dough-Add Egg | recipe from runawayrice.com

Gradually add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.Making Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie Dough-Add Sugar | recipe from runawayrice.com

Add the vanilla and mix well.Making Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie Dough-Add Vanilla Extract | recipe from runawayrice.com

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and salt.

Gradually add the sifted flour while mixing on Low speed. Scrape around the bowl and mix until well incorporated, approximately 2-3 minutes.

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Place dough in the cookie press with the desired disk. Press dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.

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Sprinkle cookies with assorted colored sugar.Sprinkling Spritz Cookies with Colored Sugar | recipe from runawayrice.com

Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are brown. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking time so the cookies brown evenly.Baking Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies - fun to make and so yummy! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Use a spatula to transfer the hot cookies to a wire rack.

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Allow to cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.

Yields: 8 dozen

*Recipe adapted from Oxo

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Autumn Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8 dozen
Calories: 35 kcal
Author: Trang

Celebrate the fall season with this easy recipe for Autumn Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies. The scrumptious cookies are crispy, buttery and a tantalizing combination of tart and sweet. Not your typical sugary treat, these homemade cookies are elevated to new levels with this yummy spritz cookie recipe and the Oxo cookie press. You'll have so much fun making these amazing decorative cookies, you won't want to make them any other way. The Oxo cookie press makes perfectly-portioned, uniform cookies in assorted shapes and patterns using interchangeable disks. Make dozens of cookies quickly and easily for snack time, birthday parties or upcoming festive occasions.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • colored sugar: orange yellow, red and green

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).
  2. Cut the cold butter into small cubes.
  3. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the cubed butter and softened cream cheese. Using a paddle attachment, mix on Low speed until well-combined, approximately 1 minute.
  4. While mixing on Medium speed, add the egg yolk.
  5. Gradually add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
  6. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  7. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
  8. Gradually add the sifted flour while mixing on Low speed. Scrape around the bowl and mix until well incorporated, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  9. Place dough in the cookie press with the desired disk. Press dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Sprinkle cookies with assorted colored sugar.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are brown. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking time so the cookies brown evenly.
  12. Use a spatula to transfer the hot cookies to a wire rack.
  13. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.

Notes, Tips & Tricks

It's very important for the butter to be cold and the cream cheese to be softened in order to achieve the soft cookie dough texture. 30-45 minutes before starting the recipe, remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and let rest at room temperature.

This spritz cookie recipe is intended for use with the Oxo cookie press. Using other cookie recipes, may not work with the cookie press.

The cookie dough does not need to be refrigerated prior to using in the cookie press. A soft and pliable cookie dough is needed so it can be pressed and cut using the cookie press.

Use the Autumn Disk Set to make these cute Autumn Cream Cheese Spritz cookies. The set comes with six stainless steel disks for the following shapes: Spider, Web, Leaf, Owl, Turkey and Pumpkin.

If not using a cookie press, simply drop small spoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly using the back of a spoon. Bake as per the recipe.

Store cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy the cookies within the week.

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