Eggnog Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Frosting:

  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp eggnog
  • 3 tbsp rum (I used Captain Morgan)
  • Nutmeg for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light.  Add egg and eggnog and mix until blended.  On low speed, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until blended.  
  3. Drop dough by the teaspoon onto cookie sheet, spacing each cookie 2" apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown.  Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine confectioner's sugar, eggnog, and rum and beat until smooth.  Underneath the wire rack, place a sheet of parchment or wax paper to catch the excess frosting.  Using a butter knife or metal spatula, frost the top of the cookies and sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg.  Allow to dry.

Yield:  36 cookies

*Sweet Maria's Big Baking Bible

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