Eggnog Cookies
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Eggnog Cookies

Here is a sneak peak of one of our recipes from the new cookbook 12 Cookies  of Christmas!  This is the only one out of the book that we are going to share so make sure you buy the book to see the rest! Here is the link for that!

Eggnog cookies

O how we love eggnog at my house one of my husband favorite things! And there is nothing better than a soft, chewy cookie, perfectly frosted with eggnog buttercream cookie. It makes me excited just thinking about it. Egg nog has so many uses in baking I have make chocolate cake with eggnog mousse, you can make pastry cream fill tarts with eggnog. Not to mention drinking the eggnog both with our without alcohol hot or cold . Who can forget eggnog ice-cream? Or coffee with eggnog obviously it has many deli- cious uses. When I was growing up we always made eggnog from scratch, we never bought it at the store. We made a lot of things from scratch mostly be- cause that is how we entertained ourselves as children, we were always in the kitchen making, or baking something, usually accompanied by a huge mess! Just ask my grandmother.

I personally have never seen eggnog cookies in a retail setting, packaged un- til I did research for this book. To be perfectly honest we don’t really buy packaged cookies at my house. I can really make you some amazing graham crackers if you them for snacks or s’mores! So sure enough with that being said such things do in fact exist, and they are made with get this! real fresh eggs eek! so exciting, I’m sure they are delightful, light and crispy!

The first time I made this particular recipe I was a cook #1 in Maui yes your post in a kitchen sometimes is as exciting as a number followed by a job title! The exciting part, actually I had to literally compete with another girl for that title so it was worth every ounce I had to give as someone who had just graduated culinary school, but I had been baking all of my life. One of the most memorable times in my early days of baking was to create Christmas gifts for everyone staying at the hotel every day for 12 days. Of course at a hotel your guest count can be all over the place especially 2 weeks prior to Christmas! So it was definitely a challenge, especially when your walking out the door and find out you need 17 dozen more cookies. Back to the kitchen I went! This happened often during those 12 days before Christmas.

This recipe is again so good and I have been using it for 20 years or so and yes there are other eggnog cookie recipes but this one is really quite amaz- ing, this is truly a crowd pleaser at any event, cookie exchange or just at home! I hope you enjoy making it!


Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

  • Author: contessa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
3 tablespoons egg nog
1 tablespoon bourbon
2 eggs

Eggnog Buttercream
1 pound powdered sugar sifted
1 1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup eggnog
1 tablespoon bourbon


Pre heat oven to 400. In a bowl whisk together the dry cookie ingredients, in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together butter and sugar un- til light and fluffy. In another bowl whisk together the eggnog, bourbon and eggs. Alternate the dry and wet ingredients. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop on a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake 10-12 minutes and let cool completely.
Next in a mixer with the paddle attachment mix the butter add the pow- dered sugar and the eggnog and bourbon. In a frosting bag fitted with your favorite tip frost cookies. Sprinkle with fresh nutmeg.

Keywords: Eggnog Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Cookies, 12 Cookies of Christmas Cookbook, Holiday Gifts

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