holiday recipe club: eggnog cookies

I’m a total sucker for recipe “clubs” and themed blogging “parties”  so when I stumbled upon the Big Fat Baker’s Holiday Recipe Club, I jumped at the opportunity to join.  The concept is actually pretty to similar to last year’s Merry Monday, as Erin from Big Fat Baker gives three ingredient options to use to make a holiday recipe.  This week’s options were peppermint, eggnog, and gingerbread.  Honestly, I wanted to make a recipe for each one!  But for the sake of time and my waistline, I didn’t.  

Since I’d already made a peppermint recipe and Erin requested that our posts be completely new, I picked eggnog.  Last year I made cinnamon chip eggnog scones that made me “mmm” out loud so I was excited to try the ‘nog again in a baked good.  Not surprisingly, I found this recipe from Pinterest (I know, I’m obsessed) and from the rave reviews I knew they would be a great cookie.  They turned out great – soft, sweet, and full of eggnog flavor.  

Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze
recipe from Your Cup of Cake

for the cookies:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup (12 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup eggnog
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 egg yolks

for the glaze:
1/4 cup eggnog
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Set aside. 

In large bowl with electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter until light, about 3 minutes.  Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks and beat until combined.  

Add flour mixture and beat on low until just combined.  Don’t over mix.  

Roll dough into 1 tablespoon balls and place on prepared baking sheet 2″ apart.  Bake in preheated oven 15 to 18 minutes, until edges are slightly golden brown.  Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.  

To make glaze: mix together egg nog and powdered sugar.  Drizzle over completely cooled cookies.  Enjoy!  

This was also shared at Crumbs and Chaos’ Seasonal Inspirations!

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