Blizzard Eggnog Cookies

by Michelle on December 8, 2010

Eggnog: Eggnog literally means eggs inside a small cup. In some areas of Great Britain it is known as Egg Flip. Nog is an old English dialect word of unknown origins that was used to describe a kind of strong ale. However Eggnog is first mentioned in the early nineteenth century but seems to have been popular on both sides of the Atlantic at that time.

Being that I make a mean, very spirited Eggnog, I could not resist making some Eggnog Cookies. Of course if you have homemade Eggnog, the cookies will be all that much better and if your Eggnog is spiked with some delicious liquors, it certainly wouldn’t hurt!

This Eggnog Cookies turned out light and buttery and chewy. They are a perfect cookie for the holidays!

Blizzard Eggnog Cookies
Recipe adapted from my friend Terri

3/4 c butter, softened
2 egg yolks
1/2 c eggnog
1 1/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
dash of salt

Colored sugars, sprinkles and confections

1. Preheat oven to 300F.
2. Whip butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add egg yolks, eggnog and vanilla.
4. Gently mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Do Not over mix this batter.
5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Or roll into tsp sized ball and then roll in colored sugars or confections.
6. Bake until cookie is just firm to the touch and edges just starting to turn golden.

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  • holly December 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Pretty!!

  • Kayte December 8, 2010 at 5:48 am

    SOLD…I will make them soon, they are just so pretty. The Sprinkle Queen has come through again…love the combination of the red and green and the little tiny snowflakes. You are so creative about figuring out what just goes with what.

  • teresa December 8, 2010 at 9:10 am

    i love the pretty sprinkles, these look and sounds awesome!

  • kat December 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

    What a gret use for eggnog!

  • Kate December 8, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Three cheers for eggnog and cookies! It didn’t take more than your beautiful photos to convince me! Beautiful…and I enjoy a moist and chewy cookie…a must do!!

  • A Canadian Foodie December 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    What fun! I make an eggnog sandwich cookie, too – well… I didn’t this year. I love nutmeg and eggs…. and RUM… papum pum….. Fun cookies.
    :)
    valerie

  • Maryanne December 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Thanks Michelle, these look great. I don’t make eggnog, but I do make an italian cream liquor which we love, so I think I’ll substitute that for eggnog.
    I’m looking forward to seeing your cut out/decorated cookies. You have great talent!

    • Michelle December 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      Maryanne,

      I would love to be painting cookies this year and you know how much I enjoy it. But I’m still recovering from my surgery and there’s no way I could hold a paint brush steady. So frustrating for me. Hopefully this spring I will be able to make some painted Easter Cookies.

      On a good note, I can now hold a pastry bag and have made and frosted some cupcakes!! But the painting is just too detailed and I need to heal a bit more.

  • Joanne December 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

    these sound lovely. You get that sugar cookie flavor that we all know and love with a hint of holiday warmth.

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