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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Chill two ungreased baking sheets while you make the dough. 

  2. To make the dough: Beat together the butter, sugar, cream cheese, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and cider. Mix in the flour. If the dough is very soft, chill it for 20 minutes before using.

  3. Fill a cookie press two-thirds full and pipe cookies onto the baking sheets according to the press directions. Sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.

  4. Bake the cookies for 9 to 11 minutes, until they're lightly browned around the edges. Remove them from the oven and cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to finish cooling completely. 

  5. To glaze the cookies: Mix together all of the glaze ingredients, stirring until smooth, and brush over the cookies.

  6. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days; freeze for longer storage.