Eggnog Cookies {Recipe Revealed!!}

eggnog cookies recipe cardI didn’t immediately realize that this photo I posted on my blog about Supper Plans was pretty hard to read. This is the taped together, darling little recipe card from my husband’s Aunt. As I mentioned before, it is a fairly easy recipe to find and she likely got it from a magazine considering it is small, typed and easy to attach to a tiny index card. You may note that the typed recipe below reflects Aunt’s change of 3/4 cups of eggnog instead of 1/2. When I made these cookies the other night I followed the original recipe, plus tons more nutmeg and cinnamon in the batter, and minus the nutmeg topping per cookie.

20131121_161810When I tried this recipe last night, I failed to leave out the stick and a half of butter so it could soften. While I waiting for the butter to get more pliable, I made myself a drink. What else was I gonna do with all that extra eggnog!? Now I understand why people add rum to their ‘nog. I added just a tiny bit of rum, filled the rest with eggnog, swirled it around and topped it with nutmeg in a martini glass. I don’t drink martinis, so in my world this is a perfectly acceptable use of the glass.

Here is the recipe typed out:

Eggnog Cookies

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

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl.
3. Cream sugar and butter until light in a medium/large bowl. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks; beat at medium speed until smooth. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Do not over mix. (I mixed all of this by hand)
4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake 20-23 minutes until bottoms turn light brown.

20131121_173237They look a little lumpy butt because I didn’t use a wire rack to cool them on. If you have the time/space, I recommend allowing them to cool for 5 minutes or so until they harden. When they first come out of the oven they are a touch mushy. I didn’t care if I ended up with funky shaped cookies so I just stacked them all up on a plate.

The hubbster approved and so did our new roommate. I think these cookies are a win. They are awesome compared to regular sugar cookies and have a little bit of eggnog kick to them. Delicious!!! And they are pretty darn easy. If you need a quick holiday cookie then you should really give these a whirl.

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