Super soft cookies made with holiday eggnog for a festive twist on a holiday treat!
Happy Friday, ya’ll! It has been one busy week for me and I am so glad that it is the weekend finally and I can relax a little.
Actually not a whole lot because my good blogging friend, Meaghan, and I have started a new side project and I have been cranking out content and ideas for it non-stop!
We’ve definitely got some exciting things planned for 2016 for our readers and also our blogging friends and I couldn’t be more excited. So I’ve got to do a little work on that stuff this weekend… but I’ll be able to relax after that.
Also, I don’t really consider blogging “work” because I love it so it doesn’t feel like work at all.
Anyway, have you ever heard of an eggnog cookie before? I got the idea to make these after I had made my eggnog waffles. I love eggnog and feel like it is such an underutilized ingredient during the holidays.
Or maybe I’m just late to the party again? It wouldn’t be the first time…
Of course people drink it and add rum to it ?? but I’ve never really seen anyone use much more than that… until this year. I was scanning Pinterest one night and saw someone that had a pin of some eggnog cookies.
I decided to give them a try but unfortunately, I could not find the source of that original recipe so I went searching in my old family cookbooks that my mom gave me when I moved out and found a recipe for some.
Seriously, in all the years I’ve been making cookies from those books, I’ve never seen that recipe. Haha Figures.
The cookies turned out fantastic and are the perfect little holiday treat!
There’s not a huge taste of eggnog in these as it’s more of a subtle flavoring, but they were really amazing and all the kids in my daughter’s class loved them.
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp eggnog
- Preheat oven to 350° F and spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl cream together sugar and butter. Add egg yolks, eggnog, and vanilla and mix well.
- Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix until combined.
- Using cookie scoop, scoop onto prepared baking sheet and bake at 350° for 22-24 minutes or until just golden brown. Let cool completely.
- Add powdered sugar and eggnog to small bowl or measuring cup and mix until glaze forms. Drizzle over cookies and allow to cool completely before serving.