Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Frosted Eggnog Cookies #ChristmasCookies #FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to Day 3 of Cookie Week.  I hope you have been enjoying the tons of cookie recipes being shared.  They all looks so mouth-wateringly delicious.  I can't wait to try some of them.  Thanks Ellen of Family Around the Table for hosting this amazing, week long event.

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Today is also the day set aside each month for Foodie Extravaganza.  Foodie Extravaganza meets on the first Wednesday of each month to celebrate a National Food Holiday chosen by the member who is hosting.  This month our host with the most is Nichole of Cookaholic Wife who chose Eggnog as our theme as December is National Egg Nog month.  Go figure. LOL

Knowing that I wanted to combine these two events and having already shared Gingerbread Eggnog Cups a few years ago, I went in search of a cookie recipe containing eggnog.  

I found this recipe at the Taste of Home website.  I made a couple of very slight adaptations.  First, I halved the recipe and secondly, I sprinkled on some red sugar to make them a little more festive.

Frosted Eggnog Cookies
slightly adapted from Taste of Home

1 stick butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. eggnog 
2 3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. nutmeg

1/4 c. butter, softened
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. eggnog
Red Sugar, if desired

In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggnog and beat until combined.  Turn the beaters to low speed and stir in the baking soda and nutmeg.  Gradually add the flour until combined.  Increase the speed and mix well.  

Divide the dough in half.  Shape each half into a 10" roll, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Unwrap the dough and cut it into 1/4" slices.  Place an inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment or silicone mats. Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire rack and allow to cool completely.

In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with paddle until fluffy.  Add the eggnog and powdered sugar, beat until smooth and creamy.  Frost each cookie with the icing and sprinkle with decorative sugar, if desired.  Print Recipe

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  1. I always forget about the colored sprinkles and I have tons of them in the pantry. The red adds such a lovely pop of color!

    1. I thought so too Stacy. When I went to put the red away, I saw that I had green as well. Oh well, there is always next year LOL>

  2. I see we had the same idea in combining events! The sprinkles do make them very festive.

  3. I think the sprinkles were definitely needed. They should be a requirement on all holiday desserts.

  4. So I saw the preview to these on your facebook page, and then when I came here to check it out I see they are part of an eggnog extravaganza?!?! Yes! Fabulous!

  5. These sound delicious! Both the cookies and the frosting! Great way to combine the events.

  6. I love the sound of these - frosted cookies are always such a tasty treat, and eggnog everything makes me happy!

  7. Beautiful festive cookies to bring in the Christmas season.


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