Eggnog Spritz . . .

Ingredients:

2/3 cup sugar

1 cup butter -- softened

1 egg 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


For the Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup butter -- softened

2 tablespoons water

1/4 teaspoon rum extract


Directions:

     Heat oven to 400F. In large mixer bowl combine sugar, butter, egg, salt, spices, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, 2 to 3 minutes. If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate until firm enough to form cookies, 30 to 45 minutes. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

     For Glaze - in small bowl stir together powdered sugar, butter, water, and rum extract until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over warm cookies.