Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Countdown to Carolyn... 8 days

Spritz Cookies

1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (make sure that you use a good quality vanilla, not imitation because you can taste the extract)
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, cream cheese, and sugar. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, and orange zest. Continue beating until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour, salt, and cinnamon.

Fill the cookie press, and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate it for 30 minutes. If that doesn't work, then try sticking your cookie sheets in the freezer for a few minutes until chilled. I like to try out all of the discs that come with my cookie press, so have fun!

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet, and cool on wire racks.

Good luck on your exam tomorrow Mur!! Love you!


Aunt Mur' said...

aww thanks. cant wait to come see you in ONE WEEK!!! think of all the cookie madness, chick flick-ness, ben & jerry's eating, gossip having fun we will have. love you <3

Aunt Mur' said...

oh. and mexican food, and zaxby's, and wings for the bowl games, oh and chinese food for christmas eve. oh. and starbucks. and sonic.

mental note to self. bring sweatpants. or any pants with a stretchy waist.

Melissa S said...

Oh man I WISH i had a sister!!! Have a great time together girls!

Lal said...

I have made these cookies and they are my absolute favorite...well, next to chocolate chip :)