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