The first time I used a pastry bag was when making cream cheese spritzes with my dad when I was little. He always makes them at Christmas. I started making them in recent years too, out of necessity (I live too far away from my dad now to continuously eat the spritzes he makes all through December). These spritzes are light in texture, fun and festive! You can decorate them with any sprinkles of your choosing or no sprinkles at all (but who doesn’t like sprinkles?!)
Cream cheese spritzes are easy to make, once you get the hang of the pastry bag. If you already use pastry bags on a regular basis, you’ll have no problem. But even if you don’t, this is a great recipe for pastry bag beginners. I used the Wilton 1M decorating tip (I didn’t use a coupler because I didn’t have one that fit the tip) with a 12” Wilton disposable pastry bag (although if I had a larger disposable pastry bag it would have been easier). I had to refill my pastry bag three times, and refilling pastry bags is never fun. At least the pastry bag didn’t split apart in my hands this time! I’ve had that happen before. What a mess! Suffice it to say, if you are using disposable pastry bags, be gentle!