Monday, December 3, 2012

Spiced Eggnog Cookies

The holiday baking season wouldn't be quite the same without a few flavors.   Eggnog and peppermint are two of those flavors and when I started planning out my baking this year I decided to begin there.

Eggnog....  Hmmmm....  Eggnog bread, eggnog cookies, eggnog cupcakes, eggnog brittle...  So many possibilities, where do you start? 

Eggnog cookies seemed like the perfect way to kick off this month of cookies!  These soft and chewy cookies are sweet, rich and packed with flavor.  It tastes like you are drinking a glass of eggnog.  From the fresh eggnog to warm cinnamon and nutmeg, you won't be able to eat just one!


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Eggnog Cookies
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup eggnog
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg (plus more for garnish)
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon kosher salt

Eggnog Drizzle
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
6 tablespoons eggnog
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Prepare 2 baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Whisk until well mixed.  In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed, cream sugar and butter until well light and fluffy (approximately 3 minutes).  Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat on medium speed until you have a smooth consistency.   Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined.

Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, drop onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart .  Bake for 9-11 minutes until slightly golden brown around the edges.   Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Meanwhile, prepare the eggnog drizzle in a medium bowl.  Combine the powdered sugar, eggnog and vanilla.  Whisking until well combined and smooth.  Drizzle over cookies and then sprinkle with fresh grated nutmeg.  Serve and enjoy!

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  1. I bet these are perfectly yummy! Love a good glass of nog during the holidays :)

    1. Eggnog is highly requested over here, so I will be sharing my eggnog recipe soon too! Merry Christmas Tricia.

  2. I was happily anticipating your Spiced Egg Nog Cookies recipe... and then there were MORE! Thanks for including those delectable links.

  3. they look delicious. I love baking with eggnog around this time of year! Really adds a nice flavor

  4. What a clever idea! I love to drink eggnog, so I'm sure I'd enjoy eating it. Thanks!

  5. Yum! These cookies sound fabulous! Love the drizzle!

  6. Love the new header! It looks so festive!

  7. It's the 8th of December and I still have yet to buy me some Eggnog, nevermind bake something with it, but now you've got me to thinking. I'm gonna have to give these a go. Thank you, Donna!

  8. Thank you for the wonderful, festive, and easy cookie recipe.
    I made them and got great reviews!
    They were flavourful and I couldn't stop eating them.
    Happy Christmas!

    1. Yeah!!! I am so happy to hear that. Merry Christmas to you too!

  9. Anyone know how these would do at high altitude?

    1. I live in high altitudes also, my rule of thumb, I add 3 Tablespoons of flour more to all my recipes, cookies, brownies, cakes etc. Usually comes out good, adjust your oven to a lower temp. also if at high alt., and don't add the flour but cook longer, it is up to you, how you want to bake it. I live at 6530 ft above sea level, and 3 T of flour works for me, and check it 5-9 mins before regular cooking time..Good Luck, hope this helps you.

    2. Can I use jarred nutmeg?

    3. Absolutely you can use jarred nutmeg. Enjoy!


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