First, a super easy and wonderful way to send our love to those affected by the California wildfires and hurricane victims in Texas and Florida (because yes, although it’s not in the news anymore, many are still recovering from the devastation). And second, a recipe that I’ve loved for eons. And by eons, I mean 10+ years which means it’s definitely a winner.
Before I spill the recipe … hop on this >>> The Seals for Good campaign! Founded by Real California Milk, The Seals for Good campaign is donating $5 to the Great American Milk Drive (up to $10k in CA and $20k in TX/FL) for every photo that is shared and tagged #SealsForGood. So, when you’re shopping for your holiday ingredients look for the seal on various dairy products and snap/share a photo. Giving has never been easier! There is no purchase necessary to participate and you can join in now through December 31st of 2017.
Now, the recipe everyone needs as part of their holiday shenanigans — Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies!
I first made these with two little girls I nannied for back in high school. We all loved them; they were a total hit! I mean, how could they not be? Cream cheese, butter … SPRINKLES! All the components of a perfect cookie if you ask me!
Jemma had a blast whipping up this batch with me and Max, who joined in bits of the baking too, was alllllllll about eating them. He claimed that they were quite small, and thus, he should definitely have two per sitting. That boy thinks like I do when it comes to cookies :)
If you’re on the lookout for a Christmas treat or potluck addition these will fit the bill nicely! Enjoy!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- Optional: sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- With a mixer, blend butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and mix. Fold in the egg yolk and vanilla.
- To wet ingredients add salt, cinnamon, and flour. Mix well.
- Roll dough into balls and gently press into round discs. Dip into sprinkles of your choice.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until edges turn light golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack.
So, to recap.
- Make cookies. Because, yum!
- Spot the seal, snap, and share! Because, ’tis the season to give whenever we can!