So I have to tell you, there is a particular holiday tradition that I uphold with the greatest
I am pretty sure my dad and I can polish off a carton of the stuff in a few minutes (if we were allowed the chance) but in the interest of health, we choose to limit our intake...until now that is!
Why the sudden change, you may ask? Because my friends, I have found a recipe that will simply blow. you. away.
Eggnog Cookies. That's right - all the wonderful flavor of the magical Christmas drink contained in this petite, scrumptious treat. Yes, I said scrumptious - they are that good.
They are SO good, that I had to post about them even without the wonderful aid of my Canon Camera (which I unceremoniously forgot at my parents' place over Thanksgiving). But my little friend the iPhone was able to help me out. I apologize in advance for the lower quality, but I could not let you go another minute without knowing about these cookies!
When I first saw the recipe I had my doubts; how could you make it taste just like eggnog? Well, obviously use eggnog in the recipe, but the combination of real eggnog with cinnamon and nutmeg makes the flavor burst in these cookies in a way I never thought possible. Ladies and gentlemen, I could go off the real stuff if I have a batch of these within arm's reach.
It comes with a recipe for an eggnog glaze, which sounds amazing. But, I will admit to having a case of college student-itis and once I tasted how strong the eggnog flavor was, I thought I/they wouldn't suffer too much without it.
And they didn't. I doubled the recipe to yield 6 dozen, half for my friends at work and half for my boyfriend and his friends at the studio. They were gone in hours. Not even days, hours.
I plan on surprising my Dad with these once I go back to visit for Christmas (if you're reading this Dad - don't worry, it'll still be a surprise when you realize how awesome they are).
Enjoy my friends! Oh, and in case this isn't enough eggnog for you, I found another recipe courtesy of BrownEyedBaker for Eggnog Cheesecake Bars! Tis the Season to be Jolly Indeed!
Eggnog Cookies Via YourCupofCake
yields 36 cookies
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg yolks
1 tsp nutmeg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp eggnog
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Cream butter and sugar. Add in eggnog, egg yolks, and vanilla and beat until combined.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking powder
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until it comes together as a sticky dough (don't overmix - using your hands might be easier!)
5. Make small balls of dough (they spread!) and place one inch apart on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until just browning on the edges.
7. For the glaze, mix together powdered sugar and eggnog. Drizzle over cookies and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.