I am not one of those people who spends three weeks baking all of my Christmas goodies. As a general rule, I pick about half a dozen things I’m going to do for my friends, neighbors, family, and my husband’s co-workers, and I knock them all out in one day. Yesterday was that day for me. My “Christmas baking day.”
I tried a lot of new recipes yesterday, including these eggnog cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything. They were simple to make and have a wonderful, authentic eggnog taste. They are soft and sure to be enjoyed by any eggnog lover.
*In my oven, which is a gas range, the cookies only had to bake for about 15 minutes before they were done. Start checking them at about 12 minutes.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup salted butter, room temp
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon nutmeg for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto parchment lined baking sheets, 1″ apart. Bake for 21-24 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup eggnog (might need more or less)