Eggnog Cookies
 
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A soft, cakey cookie made with eggnog, topped with eggnog frosting.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 4-5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 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
FROSTING:
  • 6 T. prepared eggnog
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, eggnog, and vanilla, and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and nutmeg and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined. It should form a very soft dough.
  3. Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet. (*see notes) Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, until lightly brown. Let cool before frosting.
  4. For frosting, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Frost cooled cookies, and store between layers of wax paper or parchment paper.
Notes
The kind of eggnog you purchase at the store is much different from the homemade variety. For this recipe, be sure you are using store-bought prepared eggnog in both the cookie and the frosting.

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.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2013/11/11/eggnog-cookies/