Cardamom Spritz Cookies ~ these easy festive little Scandinavian Christmas cookies will bring instant cheer to your house. Their colorful variety makes an instant holiday cookie assortment, so stamp them out by the dozen, and then watch them disappear!
2tspvanilla paste (substitute vanilla or almond extract)
2 1/2cupsall purpose flour
1 tspground cardamom
Preheat oven to 350F Put cookie sheet in refrigerator to chill.
Cream the butter and cream cheese together until well blended. Add in the sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla (or almond extract ) beating until light and fluffy.
Whisk together the flour, salt, and cardamom and slowly add it to the wet mixture, blending just until all the flour is incorporated. Don't over beat.
Fill your cookie press with dough, and press out onto a cold cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar or small sprinkles if desired.
Bake for 10 minutes, or just until set. The cookies will still be pale. Let them cool for 5 minutes on the sheet before tranferring onto a rack. The cookies will be soft but will crisp up as they cool.
You can add more cardamom if you like, but I found that one teaspoon gave the cookies a subtle flavor that actually developed overnight.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/cardamom-spritz-cookies-recipe/ December 14, 2019