Who’s ready for Christmas?! Can you believe Christmas will be here in just a few short days? Man, this year has really flown by! I’ve been so caught up in checking things off my my to-do list and wrapping presents like it’s going out of style, and I’ve been craving a moment of relaxation where I could just sit down, snuggle up in my husband’s recliner and watch Christmas movies. Seeing as how I have a 1 1/2 year old, that sort of thing is pretty much out of the question, but I CAN still have a little me time once in a while and indulge a little! I’ve always had a really big sweet tooth, so I knew that Christmas cookies would be just the thing to help me unwind a little.
Last week you may have seen my post where I made the most deeee-lish ice cream float I’ve ever had. My not-so-secret weapon in the recipe was eggnog – which always makes the holidays merry and bright for me! (Here’s the post if you’d like to hop over and take a gander: Eggnog Ice Cream Coca-Cola Floats)
I surprisingly still had a little bit of eggnog left over (leftover eggnog is usually not a thing around here,) and I was still feeling a little inspired to use it in a non-traditional sort of way. So, of course, I just had to make a batch of eggnog cookies!
After playing around a little with the recipe, I finally found just the right consistency, texture and flavor for the cookies to really make that delicious eggnog flavor shine through. I wanted them to be fluffy and cake-like instead of thin and chewy (that way you can dip them in milk (or eggnog) and have it soak up all of the yummy goodness!)
After I made the batter, I refrigerated it and rolled the dough into balls using my palms. I then tossed them in a sugar and nutmeg mixture to give them a “snickerdoodle” sort of texture. I lightly pressed each ball with my palms to flatten them a little and them popped them in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Once the cookies were cooled completely, I whipped up a quick and simple little glaze using powdered sugar, vanilla, more eggnog and a pinch of nutmeg. The glaze is what really makes takes the cookies over the top!
Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’re looking for a yummy little Christmas-y cookie to indulge in. 🙂
Eggnog Sugar Cookies with Creamy Spiced Glaze
- 1 stick salted butter - room temp
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp rum extract
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 4 Tbs Sugar + 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg to roll cookies in
- For Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbs eggnog
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 dashes ground nutmeg
- Using a mixer, blend together the butter and sugar until creamy
- Add in vanilla and rum extracts and egg and combine
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, corn starch and baking soda
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the mixer, alternating between adding flour mixture and eggnog
- Batter will become very thick
- Once batter is well combined, refrigerate for an hour or longer
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Remove batter from refrigerator and grease a cookie sheet
- In a small bowl. combine extra sugar and nutmeg and set aside
- Roll dough into 1- 1 1/2 inch balls using your hands and gently flatten a little with your palms Roll each ball around in the sugar mixture to coat
- Place the dough evenly spaced apart from each other on the cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes
- Remove cookies from oven and allow to finish cooling on a wire rack
- While cookies are cooling, wisk together powdered sugar, eggnog, vanilla and nutmeg for glaze and drizzle on top of each *completely cooled* cookie
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Are you a fan of eggnog? I really love the flavor of it, and I definitely love to find new ways to incorporate it into different recipes! If you have another idea or suggestion on how to use it during the holidays, do share! And if you’re looking for even more delicious cookie recipes to try out during the Christmas break, head on over to the virtual cookie swap that I’ve been contributing to! There’s TONS of beautiful and delicious looking deserts featured there that you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into! 😉
JD - altamontefamily.com says
!!! I think my heart just stopped beating. Was wondering how I could make a cookie out of ’em leftover eggnog! And, you didn’t just share a cookie recipe, you added spiced eggnog glaze. Amazing! I know I will be going back to your recipe soon! Thanks so much for sharing on #CookieSwappinGood!!! Love all of your recipes.