Egg Nog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

When I was making my list (and checking it twice) of cookies I wanted to make for my weekly feature I made sure that around this time of year my choices would seem appropriate.  So I jotted down flavors that would remind me of the holiday season; peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg.

I think I finally decided on creating an eggnog cookie partly because it went with Christmas theme but mostly because it would finally force me to try eggnog.  While I consider myself a bonafide foodie I do have some odd aversions.  Like I’ll only eat green grapes.  I’m red ones are fantastic but only green are in my home.  I also am fairly new to cheesecake.  Those two words don’t quite explain what you taste when biting into a moist and delicious creamy cheesecake.  To me it was two words cake (yum) and cheese (gouda? cheddar? brie? gruyere? yum by themselves but yuck as a cake).  Yes I know that’s not the cheese being referred but it still took me a long time to get past that.

The same goes for eggnog.  I get it! A creamy beverage that is elevated when spiked with booze and sprinkled with nutmeg.  But egg-nog? (I see visions of sunny side ups with a rasher of bacon).

But I wouldn’t have the foodie friends that I do if I wasn’t willing to try everything at least once.  To help ease myself in I picked up both chocolate and vanilla flavors.  I figured the chocolate would turn out to be just like chocolate milk.

My final verdict.  These cookies are great! (Eggnog not so much)

Eggnog Cookies-7

I made both two batches of these cookies using each flavor of eggnog.

Yields 3-3 1/2 doz

Eggnog Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg plus extra for sprinkling on top of cookies
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup eggnog, any flavour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda and nutmeg.[img src="http://www.tastygardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Eggnog-Cookies-300x199.jpg?x45499" alt="" width="300" height="199" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-19390"]
  3. In a large bowl cream the butter.
  4. Beat in the sugar, egg, vanilla and eggnog.[img src="http://www.tastygardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Eggnog-Cookies-2-300x199.jpg?x45499" alt="" width="300" height="199" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-19391"]
  5. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans.[img src="http://www.tastygardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Eggnog-Cookies-3-300x199.jpg?x45499" alt="" width="300" height="199" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-19392"]
  6. Bake 6- 8 or until bottoms begin to brown. Remove from oven.
  7. While cookies are cooling sprinkle some nutmeg on top.[img src="http://www.tastygardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Eggnog-Cookies-5-300x199.jpg?x45499" alt="" width="300" height="199" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-19394"]
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Comments

  1. I loved the texture of these cookies! You did a great job on them 🙂

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