Monday, December 12, 2016

Delicious Eggnog Cookies

We like to try a new recipe or two for Christmas cookies every year, and this is one that we decided to make this year.  What a hit!  These have good eggnog flavor and are easy to make despite the long list of ingredients.

Delicious Eggnog Cookies

  • 2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, unsalted preferred
  • 1/2 c. granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 c. lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks (large eggs)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. rum flavoring/extract
  • 1/2 c. eggnog

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl; set aside.  Cream together butter and sugars in a mixing bowl.  Mix in egg yolks one at a time just until blended.  Add vanilla, rum flavoring, and eggnog and mix on low.  Add dry ingredients, a bit at a time, mixing on low after each addition.  Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto a greased or parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet.  Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 11 to 13 minutes.  Let cool for a minute before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 4 - 5 Tbsp. eggnog
  • 1/2 tsp. rum flavoring/extract
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • ground nutmeg

Whip butter until fluffy.  Add 4 Tbsp. eggnog and rum flavoring and mix.  Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and finally whip the frosting again until fluffy.  Add more eggnog as needed for spreading consistency.  Spread frosting on cooled cookies and sprinkle each with a pinch of nutmeg.  After the frosting dries, store in a sealed container.

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