Thursday, November 3, 2011

Egg Nog Cookies

Egg Nog is out in stores now, and with that comes the dilemma of making things with egg nog or things with pumpkin.  Yesterday I did both because I couldn't make up my mind.  But these cookies are a favorite of mine.  Extremely easy to make and very tasty.  If you are a fan of egg nog, then stay tuned, I've got great things lined up to appear on here.  These cookies will make many appearances during your holidays. 

fun festive snowflake sprinkles
You will be passing this recipe on for years to come.  The best part is you can make them as festive as you want once frosted.  I put snowflake sprinkles on mine this time, but have done colored sugars and left them with just the frosting on top.  Kids can help with the frosting and making them fun and festive.  I had Heays hand some out at work and everyone loved them, I even got a compliment on the festive sprinkles.  So run out and get some egg nog and make these cookies!!

Egg Nog Cookies
makes about 36 cookies

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup egg nog
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp egg nog

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.  In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt; set aside.  In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until smooth.  Stir in egg and egg nog.  Add flour mixture and beat until combined. 
  2. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Let cool on wire racks.
  3. Make icing: Put confectioners sugar and nutmeg into a small bowl.  Stir in egg nog 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency.  Spread onto cooled cookies and sprinkle tops with desired colored sugars or sprinkles. 

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