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Holiday Spritz Recipe

Holiday Spritz Recipe

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, Charleston, SC
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:84 servings


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


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until light and fluffy; beat in egg and extract. Gradually beat in flour.
  • 2. Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake until bottoms are light brown, 6-9 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. 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. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Nutritional 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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nastynova User ID: 5265189 258281
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

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

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 257917
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2016

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

lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 66430
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1501090 93287
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1584655 115502
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2821777 115498
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4625767 99721
Reviewed 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!"

Frannie09 User ID: 4480845 208363
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"Very good!!!!"

drj325 User ID: 1597717 93286
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"I bought a cookie press last year and this recipe is far better tasting than the recipes that came with the cookie press. These holiday spritz have a smooth buttery taste that reminds me of the ones my mother used to make when I was young. Everyone loved these cookies and they were gone in no time."

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