December 18, 2013

Eggnog Cookies

Happy Friday! My brother and I are both going to be home for Christmas, which means we're doing the 'nog. Eggnog cookies, that is.

To be honest, I'm not a big fan of eggnog, but my brother loves it. Every year for Christmas, I get him a huge jug of eggnog and a bottle of bourbon, but this year, I thought I'd add a little something different and make him a big batch of eggnog cookies too. Although I don't really like eggnog, I loved these cookies. They smelled so lovely, I couldn't resist.

Soft, fluffy, sweet, eggnog-y cookies with a light, creamy eggnog icing? Who could resist?

 Save to ZipList Print RecipeEggnog Cookies
Author: Herbivore Haven, Adapted from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book
Makes: 2 dozen cookies
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
Eggnog Icing:
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • sprinkle of ground nutmeg (for garnish)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the mixture and beat until smooth. Add eggnog and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Slowly add the flour mixture into the eggnog mixture and stir until well combined. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
  5. Make the icing: In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar and eggnog together. Add more sugar or eggnog, depending on the consistency you prefer.
  6. Drizzle the icing on cooled cookies and sprinkle with nutmeg. Store in a air tight container in the refrigerator.