Almond Spritz Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
finely chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, almond extract, and vanilla; beat till combined. Stir in flour.
Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes or until easily worked but not too stiff.
Pack dough into a cookie press. Force dough through press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are firm but not brown.
Allow to cool on baking sheet one minute then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
YIELD: 5 Dozen