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My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe - "A Balanced Diet is a Cookie in both Hands!"

December 18, 2019

 It's Christmas cookie time!!!

 

Okay, I know by the looks of it the cookies aren't looking like they belong on some sort of professional baking show....but, they taste AMAZING & were decorated and made with love by my kids....with the help of my mom and I.

 

I may be biased, but if you have a sweet tooth like me....these will for sure hit the spot!  I cannot remember a Christmas without these cookies.  My sister, cousins, mom, & aunts and uncles all grew up making these cookies with my grandma at Christmas time.  She has since passed away, but I know she is smiling looking down on us carrying on her tradition!  Keep Scrolling for the ingredients and instructions! :).  I sure miss our Ukrainian Christmas Eve dinner at her row home in Fairmount (Philadelphia) at her house are my favorite and most treasured Christmas memories! 

 

Our Little Helpers:

 

 

 

The Basic Spritz Cookie- With added Lemon & Cream Cheese for extra goodness!!!

 

Ingredients:

 

-1 cup butter


-3 ounces cream cream cheese

 

-1 cup sugar

 

-1 egg, beaten

 

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

-2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

 

-1 teaspoon baking powder

 

-food coloring (optional!)

 

 

Directions:

-Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees

 

-Cream together butter and cream cheese; add sugar and continue to cream until fluffy

 

-Mix the egg, lemon juice and blend util well combined

 

-Blend flour and baking powder together, then add to the cream cheese mix until combined

 

-Use cookie press to press out cookies onto cold, ungreased baking sheet pan

 

-Bake for 7-10 minutes..until just beginning to brown lightly

 

-Let cookies cool on sheet for about 1 minute, then remove from rack

 

Yield: Approximately 5 dozen cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!!!


We hope you love the cookies as much as we did!  Make sure to subscribe to the blog on the contact page of this site....to stay up to date with everything going on in the Happy Home on Highbridge community!  Merry Christmas & happy holidays@ :) xo Jen

 

 

In loving memory of my Grandma Helen <3

 

 

 

 

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