A Bohme Cooked Meal

Monday, December 21, 2015

Eggnog Cookies

It is the holiday season and that means it is time for baking.  I love baking and trying new recipes each year.  I have been on an eggnog kick and these seemed like a great way to use up some of the extra nog sitting in my fridge.  These cookies are soft little pillows and remind me of snuggling next to a fire while it is snowing outside.

Adapted from Chef in Training

Cookie Ingredients
3/4 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks room temperature
1/2 cup eggnog room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting Ingredients

1/2 cup butter softened
3 cups powdered sugar
5 Tablespoons eggnog
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom

Cookie Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease cookies sheet or put a silpat on cookie sheet
3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until combined and fluffy
4. Add room temperature eggs, eggnog, and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
5. Slowly add remaining dry cookie ingredients and mix until combined
6.  Use a cookie scoop and roll into balls.  Place on cookie sheet.  These do not spread out.  I pressed down on the cookies to make them look more like hockey pucks.
7.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  These cookies do not brown.  Pull them out anyways.

Frosting Instructions
1.  Cream butter with a mixer until smooth.
2. Add powdered sugar until combined.
3.  Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.
4.  Once cookies are cooled, frost cookies. You can also sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon on top of the frosting for decoration.

*Note: Don't stack these cookies as the frosting doesn't set hard. 

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