Friday, December 16, 2011

Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

The smells of the season make it FEEL like Christmas.  I love walking into a house and smelling cinnamon, or freshly baked cookies, minty hot chocolate, or the scent of pine.  There is nothing like it.  I love sharing seasonal, yummy recipes that are comforting and make it taste and feel like the holidays are right around the corner.

My hubby loves eggnog.  Me...I can have about half a glass before I am done (it is so rich!).  I do love the taste, though, which made me think these cookies would be right up my alley.  They sure were :)

 The eggnog flavor is definitely not overwhelming, and the eggnog glaze was a perfect compliment to the cookies itself.  Enjoy!

Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

1 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Eggnog Glaze:
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons eggnog

1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C)
2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Cream sugar and butter until light
4. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat at medium speed with mixer until smooth.
5. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined.
6. Do not over mix
7. Spoon onto un-greased cookie sheets or parchment paper and make the dough balls rather small, they will spread generously in the oven. 
8. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
9. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges barely start to brown.
10.  While cookies are in the oven, make the eggnog glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar with 3 T eggnog.
11.  Glaze your cookies warm or cooled and top with cinnamon.  

Recipe Source:  Your Cup of Cake

Happy baking to you all this amazing holiday season!

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