Spritz Cookies are a festive holiday tradition! With this fast, easy recipe and a cookie press, you'll be enjoying delicious cookies made with less sugar.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a mixer, cream the shortening and cream cheese until smooth and well combined.
Add the sugar, Sweet'N Low®, egg yolk, flour, vanilla, and salt and mix until well combined.
At this point, divide the dough in half or thirds and add some drops of food coloring until the desired hue is reached.
Using a spatula or knife, press one dough color into the barrel of the cookie press and use according to manufacturer’s directions. Place the cookie press on a baking sheet, squeeze the trigger, and gently lift up. If dough should stick to the press, gently remove with the tip of a knife or finger. Cookies can be about 1 ½ inches apart on the baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden on the edges.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
You can divide the dough in half or in thirds before adding it to the cookie press, and add food coloring. I recommend gel food coloring for a more vibrant and solid colors.
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