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Soft Eggnog Cookies

eggnog cookies - Soft Eggnog Cookies

Soft Eggnog Cookies are soft moist cookies covered with an Eggnog frosting. If you’re looking for a Christmas cookie, these are great for Christmas plates. 

SOFT EGGNOG COOKIES

I’ve let the stress of the Christmas season get the best of me. Even though I’ve tried to minimize the crazy, I’m overwhelmed. So much that my right eye has been twitching for a week. Apparently that is a side effect of stress.

So I’ve been coping the best possible way I know. Baking cookies.

Baking has always been therapy to me and this time of year when baking Christmas cookies is the thing to do, I couldn’t be happier. Stressed but happy when I’m making cookies.

eggnog cookies - Soft Eggnog Cookies

eggnog cookies - Soft Eggnog Cookies

The truth is I already have Eggnog Cookies on this blog. Light, fluffy, with a drizzle of eggnog frosting.

These Eggnog Cookies on the other hand are dense, but in a good way, and covered lavishly with eggnog frosting.

I know some of you are super loyal to the other Eggnog cookies but truth is, I like these better. Ahhh! I’m not supposed to say that right? Too bad.

eggnog cookies - Soft Eggnog Cookies

eggnog cookies - Soft Eggnog Cookies

I love using my 1.5 inch cookie scoop to make sure they’re all even.

These Eggnog Cookies are even better day two because they just get even softer!

OTHER CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

eggnog cookies - Soft Eggnog Cookies

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4.64 from 11 votes

Yield: 3 dozen

These Soft Eggnog Cookies are covered with an Eggnog frosting.

  • 1-1/3
    cups
    butter
    softened
  • 1
    cup
    packed brown sugar
  • 4
    large
    egg yolks
  • 2
    tablespoons
    eggnog
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    rum extract
  • 3
    cups
    all-purpose flour

EGGNOG FROSTING:

  • 4-1/2
    cups
    confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4
    cup
    butter
    softened
  • 1
    teaspoon
    rum extract
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 3
    tablespoons
    eggnog

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, eggnog and rum extract. Gradually mix in the flour. Chill for two hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Shape into 1.5 inch balls and bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown (tops won’t brown much). Cool completely. 

  3. For the Frosting:  Beat In a large bowl, beat the first five frosting ingredients until blended; Mix in additional eggnog to reach desired consistency. Frost cookies and sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Store in airtight containers. 

The cookies will not flatten much. If you prefer a flatter cookie, flatten slightly with hand before baking.

Half a recipe of frosting is almost enough but if you want a lot of frosting make a regular batch.

Source: Taste of home. Reduced rum extract in the frosting.

soft eggnog cookies - Soft Eggnog Cookies

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