Friday, December 7, 2012

Egg Nog Glazed Spritz Cookies

It wouldn't be Christmas without Spritz Cookies! I love the fun shapes and if you dig deep enough you can find many different flavor variations. These Egg Nog Spritz have just jumped to the top of my favorites list! They are full of big flavors, vanilla, nutmeg and rum. I don't have rum extract but did have dark rum:@) So that's what I used in the glaze. And speaking of the glaze, you'll want to save the recipe-I can only imagine how amazing it would be drizzled over a bundt cake or a homemade fruit cake!
Since this is a grown-up cookie I opted out of the sprinkles for decoration and simply gave them a light dusting of freshly grated nutmeg while the glaze was still wet. I think this would be the perfect cookie for an elegant New Years Eve party. Don't hesitate to try them folks!

Egg Nog Glazed Spritz-adapted from Land O Lakes
1 C butter, softened
2/3 C sugar
1 egg
1 Tblsp vanilla-yep, a tablespoon
2 1/4 C A/P flour
1 tsp ground nutmeg-freshly grated is best

Glaze
1 C powdered sugar
1/4 C butter, melted
*1/4 tsp rum extract
*1-2 Tblsp water-however much needed to achieve desired thickness
  1. Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  2. Add dry and mix well.
  3. Fill press, form cookies on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, or until done.
  5. Remove from cookie sheet and while still warm, brush with glaze:
  6. Mix first three glaze ingredients in a bowl and add as much water as necessary.
  7. *I just used the sugar and butter, then added rum until I got a consistency I liked (less than 1 Tblsp).
  8. Brush over cookies.
  9. Optional-Decorate with sprinkles. Highly recommended-add an extra grating of nutmeg.
  10. Let glaze set up.

41 comments:

  1. These sound really good Lynn! My mom used to have a cookie press for Spritz but it's long gone. Nice job!

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  2. I love my cookie gun as I call it. Using the same dough it looks like you have made a whole bunch of different cookies.

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  3. okay i am totally going to make these for my christmas party! they look perfect!

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  4. I have a ViNtAgE cookie press with old recipes that came with it - and this sounds like a fun NEW recipe to try! Thanks for sharing it - I may just make a batch to send with hubby for his co-workers.

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  5. OMGosh... my mouth is watering just reading about these Spritzy Cookies and the GLAZE! I think they will be perfect for an Adult Party I'm attending next week. Thanks for the recipe and the suggestions!
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!

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  6. They look great - can you believe I have never had eggnog - I am afraid! Have a good day. Sandie

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  7. I think I'll try the "kiddie" version..yumO.

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  8. Wow, two of my favorite things, spritz cookies and eggnog but I've never had them combined! YUM!

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  9. Wow, these look yummy! And they're adorable. I'm going to have to try them. We used to make trees like this, but they were just plain sugar cookies, no glaze.

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  10. Oh wow, would these ever taste perfect with my Eggnogg'n tea!! I'm with you on using freshly grated nutmeg, too, Lynn....mmmmmm.

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  11. I love it that they are bite sized. I am always taking only half a cookie. These would help with my etiquette.

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  12. I remember these. My mother made these cookies...the kid kind.
    xxoo

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  13. Oh my goodness... please send me all of them! THese cookies are sooooooo in the middle of my sweet spot!!! YUMMY!

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  14. Lynn,
    I love this recipe! I'm gonna pin it for later if Pinterest cooperates!

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  15. Spritz cookies are such a fun memory from my childhood. I love this take on them.

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  16. I love spritz! I have an old mirro cookie press but I've only ever made the traditional spritz with is. These sound wonderful with that yummy glaze! The tree shapes taste the best I think. :)

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  17. Hi,
    they look really yummy. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  18. I pinned this one for later! So pretty.

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  19. Grown up cookies with a sprinkling of nutmeg and rum in the ingredients. That's my style.
    Sam

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  20. Hello Cookie! These sound delightful with that glaze and grated nutmeg!

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  21. Oooh, I love the idea of egg nog flavored cookies! And I'd much rather have a rum glaze than sprinkles....mmmmmmmm.

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  22. This recipe totally intrigues me. They look and sound so delicious. I've been looking for something a little different to make this year and this is what I want! Can't wait to make them. Thank you!

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  23. These sound great, Lynn! I thought of you today. We were driving and saw a concrete pig statue, close to life-size, in someone's yard. It had white Christmas lights all over it!

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  24. Hi Lynn, I have never heard of cookies with egg nog glaze. However, I do love egg nog so I am sure I would love these too. I found my cookie press just recently. Yay!
    Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.
    Blessings, Jeanne

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  25. I love all the flavors you used in these cookies, and I imagine that they are delicious. I've actually never made cookies with a cookie press, so will have to try that.

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  26. These look delicious, Lynn, and pretty, too! We LOVE eggnog at our house. Thanks for sharing this recipe and have wonderful weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  27. Thank you for this cookies dear Lynn, I was so wanting to make cookies with a Xmas motiff for my niece's birthday tea party, as she asked me to bake some cookies for her. I also love eggnog, so this are just perfect! Hope you are having a great C'mas Holiday Season at your place.
    FABBY

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  28. Oh yum! Spritz have always been one of my faves, which is probably why I gave away my spritz maker many years ago!

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  29. I will be baking tomorrow and all next week. This will certainly be on my list. I just pinned it to my favorite recipes.
    Thanks for you visit, have a great Sunday.Ginger

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  30. Love Spritz cookies, my daughter and I have been making Spritz cookies last night and again today so yours really caught my eye.I haven't used eggnog before so this is interesting. Thanks.

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  31. OMGosh! I can tell..these are going to be addictive. YUM!

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  32. These really sound good. I'm going to have to make these. Thank you for the recipe.

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  33. Oh I love these little Egg Nog Glazed Spritz cookies! They look beautiful in your holly leaf plate too!

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  34. Yum, yum yum, yum, yummmmmmm! Or should i say Oink, oink, oink, oink, all the way home with a couple of dozeno f those cookies in my pockets just for little (or big) ole me!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  35. A friend just sent me some Eggnogg'n tea, and now you are posting these lovely cookies! Thank you for the recipe.

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  36. Hi Lynn,
    I love you little Christmas Trees and yummy glaze. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for sharing.
    Miz Helen

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  37. These look fantastic...the glaze sounds yummy.
    Have a great day....
    xoxo

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  39. Oh Lynn...every one of your spritz cookie recipes look soooo pretty & sound delicious. I have the Pampered Chef gun & it works well for me. I just don't think of making them any other time of year.
    I think I'll do some for Turkey Day this year, now that you've inspired me. I remember the pretty colors on your peanut butter ones would be perfect for the grandkidlets.

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