Eggnog, do you love it or hate it? Honestly, I can go either way, but I do like baking treats with fun and festive ingredients.
These Eggnog Cookies with an Eggnog Glaze has just enough eggnog deliciousness without taking over the soft cookie.
Is Eggnog in your fridge?
Recipe: Alohamora slightly adapted YourCupofCake
Active Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 30-45 minutes + cool time
Servings: about 4 dozen with the small scoop/2 dozen with the medium scoop
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. eggnog
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg yolks, large
2 1/4 c. flour, unbleached
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 Tbsp eggnog
1-2 c. powdered sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line cookie sheets with baking mats or parchment paper.
- In a medium to large bowl or stand mixer cream your butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks one at a time beating between each addition until smooth. I used light eggnog b/c I like to believe it's a little healthier for me, but you could use any eggnog you'd like.
- Add the dry ingredients in the order listed and beat on low until just combined. If you over beat the cookies will be tough.
- Using the cookie scoop of choice, I actually liked using the small scoop for more of a bite sized cookie, scoop dough balls onto the cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges are slightly golden brown. My small scoop cookies took 13 minutes, and my medium scoop cookies took 15 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack that is placed inside a cookie sheet.
- When cookies are completely cool you can then begin making the glaze.
- In a small bowl make the eggnog glaze. Using a whisk or fork (my preferred tool) mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of eggnog and the dash of nutmeg. Add a little more eggnog to thin the glaze to your liking, or add a little more powdered sugar to thicken the glaze.
- Using a fork drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies. You can use as much of the glaze as you like. The more glaze you use the more eggnog taste will be present in the cookies.
- Store leftover cookies in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
Happy Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze eating for some delicious festive baking and eating!