Egg Nog Sugar Cookies

COOKIES:
2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1 1/4 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C egg nog

FROSTING:
4 T butter, softened
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
6 Tb egg nog
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
dash salt

1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
2. Into a medium-sized mixing bowl place 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a dash of salt. Toss the ingredients around a bit with a fork to be sure they are combined. 
3. In your stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream together 1 1/4 cups sugar and 3/4 cup softened butter. They should get nice and fluffy for you after a minute or so. 
4. Add 2 egg yolks. (Just the yolks, now). Mix until well combined. 
5. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup egg nog and then mix. 
6. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
7. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and scoop the soft (and kind of sticky) dough onto the sheet. I sprayed some cooking spray into the cookie scoop I used as well. 
8. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies spring back when lightly tapped. 
9. Remove the cookies onto a wire rack and allow them to cool completely. 
10. To make the frosting, place 4 tablespoons softened butter into a small mixing bowl. Add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 6 tablespoons egg nog, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and a dash of salt. Beat until smooth and glossy. 
11. Frost your cookies, then allow them to sit on the counter for about 15 minutes so the frosting can set up a bit. 

ENJOY! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Season! 

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