Bake| Eggnog Cookies

Hey everyone!

I’m super excited to finally bake my favorite recipe- eggnog cookies. I can only do a certain time of the year and it has finally come. I just love eggnog – especially Starbucks eggnog latte- and this just compliments it so well. Here is the recipe 🙂

Also shout out to Cooking classy. Much of the recipe was hers, but as a culinary student, I tweaked it.

  1. RECIPE: Eggnog Cookies
  2. Method: Creaming Method 
  3. Serving: 20 to 25 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter (if you have salted, omit the salt in this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, can use dark if you want
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp of rum extract
  • 1/2 cup of eggnog
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup of eggnog
  • 1 tsp of rum extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

Directions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. If using your kitchen aid, add the butter, which should be at room temp, to your mixing bowl. With the paddle attachment, cream your butter until smooth. Add the white sugar and packed brown sugar to the butter. Cream for 6 to 10 minutes on moderate speed until the mixtures becomes pale in color and creamy.While the butter mixture is going, in a regular mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Whisk until its combined.After the butter mixture is complete, add one egg yolk at a time. After the second egg yolk, beat for another 3 to 5 minutes until the mixture is completely smooth. In another separate mixing bowl or even a cup, combine your liquid ingredients-the vanilla, rum and eggnog. In the butter mixture, alternatively add the dry ingredients and wet ingredients. It should start and end with the dry ingredient (1/4 dry, 1/3 wet, 1/4 dry, etc.)
  3. After the last dry ingredient, mix until everything is combined. Scrape the sides and make sure everything is mixed.
  4. On a baking sheet with parchment paper, scoop out your cookie dough into any shape you want. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While baking make the frosting.
  6. Add the butter to your mixing bowl. Cream the butter until its smooth; add the salt, eggnog, rum and the powder sugar to the butter. Mix until its smooth. Side note: add the powder sugar one cup at a time. If you add it all at once, the powder sugar will go everywhere. Any baker will tell you that it has happen to them several times. Take out the cookies and cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.Top the cookies with frosting and sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon on top. Enjoy!

These cookies are delicious so I hope you enjoy. Something completely unrelated, but I’m doing a challenge of reading 25 books before xmas. Will have a list up soon.

Lisa

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