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eggnog cookies

eggnog is one of our very favorite holiday drinks. along with hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and spiced tea.

hey…we love all holiday drinks!

and eggnog usually gets fought over.

i think these kids sip it like water.

but. i noticed we had some eggnog left in the fridge and it was about to expire. so. i did what any creative, cheap person would do….looked at pinterest.

i found a few recipes for eggnog cookies and decided to try them….


they were great! the family loved them and now i have to hoard the eggnog just to be able to have enough for the cookies…which actually is not a lot.

here is the recipe i landed on and have been using for a few years now

eggnog cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Eggnog Glaze:
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog

Preheat oven to 300°F
combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. cream sugar and butter until light. add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat at medium speed with mixer until smooth. add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. spoon onto un-greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges barely start to brown.

while cookies are in the oven, make the eggnog glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar with 3 T eggnog. glaze your cookies warm or cooled and top with cinnamon.


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