I know I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I ended up not squeezing it in with my crazy busy day! I hope this is still time enough for those of you that want to try these! This is a family cookie tradition for us. Originally this recipe is from my one of my friends family and when we were growing up together, her mother would make these on almost every holiday. They are also great for Valentine's and Easter. Kids love this recipe because it is fun and colorful. They get to decorate them with sprinkles and icing. You will need a cookie press for these! Try them, if not this year, save the recipe for next year and make sure you have kids with you because they love them! One more thing that is really nice about these cookies is you can store them in the freezer and eat them right out of it! They are wonderful really cold! Enjoy!!
German Press Cookies
1 cup butter (make sure you use butter, not margarine)
1pkg 3oz cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 1/2 tbls lemon juice
2 1/2-3 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
Mix softened butter with cream cheese well, blend in sugar and mix until fluffy. Add egg and lemon juice and blend well. mix flour and baking powder together and slowly fold into the cream cheese mix. Blend really well. Spoon into cookie press and make your different shapes with little space, about 3 per line on your sheet. Bake on 375 for 8 minutes (and no more)
Frosting: 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tbls of lemon juice. Mix together
The cookies should be light colored with a little browning on bottom, and I mean little. After cooling, dip the tops of the cookie in the frosting and then the sprinkles and let dry before storing.
I hope you do try these, especially those of you that have kids or grand kids! This is my absolute favorite cookie so I always double the recipe.