Christmas spritz cookies is a long-standing tradition in many households during the holiday season! These classic spritz cookies are buttery and soft, made with cream cheese and formed into all kinds of shapes using a spritz cookie press.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a non-stick baking mat.
Place the butter, cream cheese, and sugar in the large bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes (until light and fluffy)
Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the flour and mix until just blended. Fill the cookie press with dough and press cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Cookies may be sprinkled with nonpareils or jimmies sprinkles before baking.
Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown. Cool the cookies on the pan on a cooling grid for 5 minutes.
Remove from the pan and let them cool completely on a wire rack. Transfer the baked cookies to an airtight container for storage.