Welcome to #cookieweek my little cookie monsters! Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our Pinterest board! Make sure you enter the giveaway with some fabulous prizes from KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO,Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs!
Our daughter, The Hippie Chick, finally tested for her brown belt last week. It’s been a long time coming, let me tell you. Getting that girl to actually hit someone is nearly impossible, and I find myself yelling things like “hit him!” and “harder!” while she is sparring. You’d think she was sparring with people made of glass, the way she hits sometimes.
As a celebration, we went to a local fast food place for shakes. It’s kind of a tradition.
It’s always interesting to see what flavors the kids will choose. The Lizard is quite adventurous, and chooses something different every time. This time was coconut cream, which was not too bad. The Fruitarian, despite his fruit-loving reputation, usually opts for chocolate (that’s my boy!), but this time chose root beer. Yum.
The Hippie Chick always chooses something bizarre, and this time she wanted an eggnog shake.
I opted to just get a spoon and take a little “mom tax” from everyone. (The shakes are ridiculously humongous, so it’s no big loss for them to share.) Eating a few bites of that eggnog shake really made me ready for winter baking.
I came home and immediately dreamed up these eggnog cookies.
Eggnog is kind of a weird thing, when you think about it. I always love when eggnog season rolls around each winter, but I don’t actually drink that much of it, and I am never sad to see the season end in the spring.
The kids loved the eggnog cookies, but I think they were even more excited to know there was eggnog in the fridge, and more importantly, that they were allowed to drink it.
Maybe one of these days, I’ll have to share my homemade eggnog recipe with you. Until then, these cookies will have to tide you over!
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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies by The Cooking Actress
Caramel Apple Cider Cookies by Like Mother Like Daughter
Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Chocolate-Filled Christmas Thumbprint Cookies by Food Lust People Love
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sandwich Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cookie Cups by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies from It’s Yummi!
Classic Gingersnap Cookies by In The Kitchen With KP
Coffee-Toffee Thumbprint Cookies from Crumb
Dark Chocolate Andes Cookie Cups by Beyond Frosting
Double Chocolate Biscotti by Love and Confections
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Gluten-free Elisenlebkuchen cookies by Masala Herb
Iced Molasses Cookies with by i heart eating
Nutella Cookies by Total Noms
Orange Cream Cookies by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies by Chocolate Moosey
Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons by 52 Kitchen Adventures
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Saketini Christmas Balls from NinjaBaking.com
More eggnog favorites for you to enjoy!
|Eggnog Bars||Nutmeg Cookies||Black Cherry Eggnog|
- ¾ cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup prepared eggnog (store-bought)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¾ tsp. nutmeg
- 3 cups flour
- 6 T. prepared eggnog
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, eggnog, and vanilla, and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, and nutmeg and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined. It should form a very soft dough.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet. (*see notes) Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, until lightly brown. Let cool before frosting.
- For frosting, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Frost cooled cookies, and store between layers of wax paper or parchment paper.
These cookies are cakey and the dough is quite soft. I recommend lining your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, to avoid sticking.