Eggnog Cookies

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Eggnog Cookies
The flavor of eggnog is always perfect during the Christmas season. Decorate these cookies with colored sugar sprinkles, or top with frosting if you prefer.
Recipe type: Cookies
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Recipe Notes
Pan: Two Large Baking Sheets Pan Prep: Parchment Lined or Lightly Greased Oven Temp: 350° Yield: 3 Dozen Storage: Airtight Container, Room Temperature

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Ingredients
Dough:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup commercial eggnog
  • 5½ cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for work surface
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Topping:
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • Sugar sprinkles
Instructions
Dough:
  1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar; cream together until mixture appears light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula so the mixture blends evenly. Add eggnog; stir until blended. Add flour, baking soda, and nutmeg; stir to mix.
  2. Form dough into a 6 inch flattened disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 2 large baking sheets; lightly grease with shortening, or line with parchment paper, or line with a non-stick baking mat.
  4. On a lightly floured pastry mat or pastry board, and using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough to a ⅛ to ¼ inch thickness. Cut dough into desired shapes using a cookie cutter that has been dipped in flour (to help prevent dough from sticking to the cutter.)
  5. Place cutout dough 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
Topping:
  1. Brush cookies with egg white using a pastry brush, and sprinkle with sugar sprinkles.
  2. Bake: Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set and the edges are very lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheets with a metal spatula and place on a wire cooling rack to cool.

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies recipe