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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • OPTIONAL DECORATIONS:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • Colored sugar

Directions

  • 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

  • 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.

  • jsheets
    Dec 13, 2009

    My sons are eggnog fans so this recipe caught my eye. I added 1/2 a tsp of vanilla and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg with delicious results. It reminds us of our favorite commercially-made vanilla eggnog that is only available at Christmas. As they were cooling, my one son yelled up to the other to come get cookies before he ate them all! We will definitely be making these again before the season ends!