Monday, December 19, 2011

Spiked Egg Nog Cookies (My Favorite Christmas Cookie)

Photo Courtesy of Southern Living

 Spiked Egg Nog Cookies

I don't have the original source to this recipe, I think it came out of a holiday baking magazine. It's been my favorite Christmas cookie for the past 4 years

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


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. 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. Do not overmix.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake 20 to 23 minutes until bottoms turn light brown.
Spiked Egg Nog Cookies
Rum Butter Cream Icing 

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons heavy cream (or egg nog)
1 tablespoon dark rum (or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

  1. Beat all ingredients until fluffy
  2. Spead on cooled cookies.

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