Eggnog Cookies

by Heather on December 14, 2010

Hi there. Sorry about my little absence. The babe and I can’t seem to stay away from my parents’ while Alex is in his ridiculous trauma rotation. And for some reason, when I’m there I get quite lazy with the internets. And it doesn’t help that when I crave something sweet, I just open the pantry door and find instant gratification. Although, they never seem to satisfy like homemade goods do :)

It’s eggnog time! My family always has some on hand come Thanksgiving through Christmas, so I knew I needed to make a treat with it before I took off.  When I was younger, I loved eggnog, especially mixed with Sprite! Now, it’s still a fun treat, but I forget to buy it on my own. However, it’s super hard for me to turn down eggnog flavored desserts. Oh! By the way, Trader Joe’s currently has some amazing eggnog cookies, if you’re not in the baking mood. Totally worth it.

But, if you are in the baking mood, try these! Definitely worth bringing to a cookie swap or holiday party. This recipe I found in an old Kindergarten Co-op cookbook that Mom had lying around.

Eggnog Cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Heat oven to 300 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks; beat at medium speed with mixer, until smooth. Sift dry ingredients together and add, in stages, to egg mix. Beat just until combined; do not overmix. Refrigerate for an hour or two. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased or Silpat-lined cookie sheet, two inches apart. Bake 20 to 22 minutes until bottoms just start to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar topping.
Makes 6 dozen cookies.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one } December 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I make a skinny eggnog cupcake but have never tried eggnog cookies. Yours look really yummy1

Danielle December 15, 2010 at 3:48 am

I’m intrigued because they look like russian tea cakes…do they have a strong egg nog flavor or is it pretty subtle?

Janna M December 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm

EggNog and Sprite? Hmm… that might make me like EggNog.
These cookies look great!

Heather December 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

It’s definitely not a subtle flavor…the nutmeg is my guess that makes it more pronounced. They do look like tea cakes! Although they aren’t quite as crumbly.

Evan Thomas December 18, 2010 at 1:14 am

Great recipe! I bet these have delicious flavor with a cup of Nog

Amy at TheSceneFromMe January 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Oh I just love eggnog and these look wonderful!

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