Who loves eggnog? I’m like the ultimate eggnog lover and so I included eggnog cookies in my Christmas recipe collection this year. I’m not crazy about milk, this is true, but you can pour me a tall glass of eggnog anytime. I haven’t tried making it from scratch surprisingly. I’m going to be putting that on my to do list for the blog next year.
So, we’re just a day or two away from Christmas now. I just went to the oral surgeon and had another back tooth pulled out of my head. It ended up being more extensive than expected so I’m hoping I will be able to open my mouth to enjoy our Christmas feast. I can bake my heart out and do a pretty good job at it. My cooking though, it doesn’t hold a candle to my mama’s. To top off some of my mom’s amazing cooking, it’s ham that she’s serving. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Anyone else a ham fanatic?
These cookies are the thick, cakey kind. They have the perfect eggnog glaze on them and a dusting of cinnamon. The glaze really helps amp up the eggnog flavor, so don’t forget to add it or get lazy on me. It’s hard to incorporate enough eggnog into the dough itself.
This is the last of my cookie recipes for this Christmas! Be sure to check out the rest of my cookies.
Rainbow Cookies – Spritz Cookies – Chocolate Fudge Cookies – Candy Thumbprint Cookies – Coffee Cookies – Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies – Chocolate Drop Sugar Cookies – Molasses Sugar Cookies – Mint Kiss Meringue Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
- 1 + ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup eggnog
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 + ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 3 T. eggnog
- ground cinnamon for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, add in the butter and sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. It will take about 2 - 3 minutes.
- Add in the eggnog and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
- Add in the all the dry ingredients and beat until the flour is just incorporated.
- Scoop out the cookie dough using a large cookie scoop.
- Place in the oven and bake for 11 - 14 minutes until done. The edges will be golden brown.
- Place on a cooling rack and let cool before adding the glaze.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggnog and powdered sugar.
- Spoon the glaze onto the cooled cookies.
- Before the glaze dries, lightly dust with cinnamon. I place a very small amount of cinnamon into a small strainer and give it a tap over each cookie. Be sure to hold it high above the cookies to give it a spread out dusted look.
There are two kind of people in the world. People that love eggnog or hate it? Which one are you?