Cream cheese spritz cookies are a holiday classic!
Unsalted butter Cream cheese Granulated sugar Egg yolk Orange zest Vanilla extract Kosher salt All-purpose flour Colored sanding sugar, sprinkles, and/or gel food coloring
Combine butter, cream cheese, and sugar Beat in the egg yolk, orange zest, vanilla for another minute and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add half of the flour to the bowl, then mix on low speed. Add the remaining flour and mix again until just incorporated. Add gel food coloring now if desired.
Use a cookie press to pipe the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving at least an inch between each cookie. Decorate with sugars or sprinkles.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pans for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.
No Christmas cookie spread is complete without a batch of festive spritz cookies with holiday shapes and sprinkles.