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Holiday Spritz

I tried substituting rum extract for vanilla in a classic Christmas recipe, and the end result was a cookie that tasted a lot like eggnog! —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 7 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • Colored sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until light and fluffy; beat in egg and extract. Gradually beat in flour.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until bottoms are light brown, 6-9 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For optional decorations: Place confectioners' sugar in a small bowl; stir in enough water to reach desired consistency. Dip tops of cookies in glaze; sprinkle with sugar. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 39 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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  • chaosmommy
    Dec 23, 2017

    I used this recipe for my first time using a cookie press. I started with the recipe as posted. I could not get the dough to stay on the cookie sheet at first. After I chilled the dough for a few hours, it was easier to work with.

  • Psalm127-3
    Dec 6, 2017

    if only I knew how to use the cookie press I finally took to goodwill. no idea how to use it tried I really really tried :(

  • Mary
    Dec 6, 2017

    I don't get eggnog taste. Eggnog does not have to have rum or any liquor in it and eggnog does have cinnamon and nutmeg in it. Agree that this is a very bland cookie and it is the sprinkles etc that give it taste.

  • nastynova
    Dec 18, 2016

    Not the best for me. Can't even taste the rum flavor.

  • homemadewithlove
    Dec 10, 2016

    Lacked flavor. Next time I will add a different flavoring, orange or vanilla and a spice. Doesn't make many.

  • lbroadh2o
    Dec 22, 2013

    The cookies were ok but didn't have a lot of flavor. The disappointment was the recipe barely made three dozen yet it states it will make seven dozen.

  • puffybloomers
    Dec 8, 2013

    the dough is really easy to work with. the cookies are kind of bland so make sure you add alot of colored sugar to the cookie

  • MRPinter
    Dec 17, 2010

    No comment left

  • linsvin
    Dec 12, 2010

    This one is going in the recipe box! Very rich and buttery. I did add vinilla and nutmeg per someones suggestion and WOW! My whole house smelled wonderful. The best spritz cookie recipe ever!

  • Shrimpcake
    Nov 17, 2010

    Made this recipe last night. Just great. Easy to make and very tasty. I did add the nutmeg and the vanilla, as recommended. Tastes like my mom's complicated butter cookie recipe and much less mess. Try it. Very easy.