A tradition of mine is to play some Christmas music, have a glass of eggnog and decorate the tree. I realized as my husband was walking out the door to run an errand that I didn't have any eggnog and asked him to pick some up on his travels. He said no problem and came back with a 2 litre! A 2 litre is a bit much for just me to drink so I thought I better come up with some baking ideas to make use of this eggnog! Hence eggnog cookies!
Whew that was a long winded explanation but I thought it important in how this cookies came to be! My sister in law always makes eggnog cookies and they are fantastic! But I thought I am going to do some this year because I need to post this recipe on my blog and share with everyone how delicious these cookies are!
I especially know they are delicious as I share some with a few people I work with and one of them asked me for the recipe!
So with out further ado here are these amazing eggnog cookies! I got this recipe idea from http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/eggnog-cookies/
- 2 1/4 cup Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cup Sugar
- 3/4 cup softened Butter
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Eggnog
- 4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/3 cup Eggnog
- 1/4 cup softened Butter
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In another bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks, vanilla and eggnog and beat until smooth.
Gradually add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until combined
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
Place teaspoon sized balls of dough onto the prepared sheet. Bake for 18 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Place cookie on a wire rack to cool.
Mix together powdered sugar, butter and eggnog until blended.
Spread icing on cooled cookies and sprinkle with nutmeg.