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Egg Nog Cookies


Pumpkin is to Halloween what egg nog is to Christmas.  It is the quintessential holiday beverage.  And though I don’t know many people who can drink more than a sip or two (my dad is the exception there–he can gulp egg nog like Gatorade!) that  little taste is all you need to get into the holiday spirit. 

So now imagine putting that delicious nutmeg-spiced egg nog sip into cookie form.  Worry no more because you can eat dozens of these buggers without feeling that post-egg nog nausea!  They are crispy on the outside and a soft on the inside (not chewy–just a little pillowy).  The flavor is great.  I gravitate to a softer cookie, so I do wish these were a little softer.  I think next time I will try adding an additional egg or two, and maybe even a little more egg nog.  Cheers!!!

Egg Nog Cookies:

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside.  Cream sugar and butter until fluffy.  Stir in eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks.  Beat at medium speed until smooth.  Add flour mixture in two additions, and beat on low speed until just combined.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.  Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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