Those that know me, know that I'm quite the eggnogaholic this time of year. I mean, I even Instagram and Tweet about it. 😉 To be specific, I like just a simple glass of AE Dairy's Classic Egg Nog in a festive glass or even straight from the carton. Nothing added or spiked, just straight. I mean why mess with a good thing.
So, since I am such a big fan of Egg Nog it was mandatory that I develop an Egg Nog Cookie recipe. This easy Egg Nog cookie brings out the natural flavors of the egg nog into a light and pillowy cookie.
I also decided that this recipe needed something to top it off, so I added a Rum Frosting that you can dip the top of the cookie into, drizzle on top, or I have even piped it into the cookie as a fun surprise for the middle of the cookie. The Rum Frosting reminds me of my Mom because one of her favorite cookies has a similar frosting. 😊
Egg Nog Cookies with Rum Frosting
2 cups Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Salt
4 Tbsp Butter
1 cup AE Dairy Egg Nog
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4 tsp Rum extract
1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1-2 Tbsp AE Dairy Egg Nog
Stir the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. To the dry ingredients, mix in butter with a hand mixer til it forms small crumbles. Then add the Egg Nog and mix til it forms into one large dough ball.
You can roll out the dough or take scoops of the dough. Make sure you roll out or flatten your cookies because they will rise (and become pillowy soft 😉) in the oven. Bake the cookies at 375ᐤ F for 10 minutes. Recipe yields 2 dozen cookies.
While the cookies are baking, make your Rum Frosting. With your hand mixer mix the butter, rum and vanilla. Then mix in the powdered sugar til it forms crumbles. Add 1 tablespoon of Egg Nog at a time until you reach the consistency desired. I like to dip the top of the cookies into the frosting. You can also drizzle the frosting or use a piping bag to fill the frosting in the inside of the cookie.
With the frosting, I recommend keeping these cookies in cold storage.
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