I've had so many requests for my Dream Cookies that I decided to post the recipe. Sorry I didn't think about it earlier. As for my MIL's spritz cookies…I don't have that recipe. From what I understand it's just Spritz cookies…..that you make with a cookie press……but I swear the green trees are magical!
Here's the Dream Cookies recipe:
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cream (or milk)
2 eggs (well beaten)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 to 3 1/4 cups flour
Cream together butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Dissolve baking soda in the cream(or milk) and add to creamed mixture, mix well. Add eggs & baking powder and mix. Add flour in 1/2 cup at a time, add enough to make the dough stiff. Roll dough 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter.
Bake at 350 until lightly browned. (my old stove used to be 10 to 12 minutes, my current one anywhere from 9 to 15 minutes) Usually makes around 45 cookies, if you make them thinnner you'll get more but remember to reduce your cooking time, the cookies are more like a shortbread, not a thin sugar cookie.
3 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cp butter (softened)
2 Tbsp milk
1tsp almond extract
Blend 1/2 cup butter, cream cheese, milk & extract in bowl (this is also when I add food coloring). Beat in enough powdered sugar for spreading consistency. (I usually get a knife and practice spreading on one of the broken cookies, if it's too thick I add more powdered sugar, the more sugar you add the thinner it gets.)
Frost cookies and store in airtight container in fridge!!
Warning!!!!! Give some of these cookies to a friend or otherwise you'll find yourself having them for breakfast, lunch and supper!!