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If there are two food items I look forward to over the holidays, it’s cookies and eggnog. These aren’t things that I eat or drink regularly throughout the year (especially eggnog), but I completely crave them starting December 1st.
This year I wanted to combine these two favorites into one dessert. These Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies have a classic look but the flavor and texture are just different enough to raise eyebrows. I used Horizon’s Lowfat Eggnog because it’s light and creamy in flavor/texture and made with organic milk and eggs, with just a hint of nutmeg, giving these cookies the perfect holiday twist. In our family, it’s a tradition to sip on eggnog and create cookie platters for all to enjoy. Needless to say, these will absolutely be on my cookie platters this year and I hope you share them with your family and friends, too!
Eggnog Frosted Cookies Video
How to Make Eggnog Frosted Cookies
This cookie recipe starts like so many cookie recipes. Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixer until it’s light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs and vanilla. Add half of the dry ingredients, the eggnog, and then the last of the dry ingredients.
This cookie dough is easiest to work with if you chill it for at least 30 minutes. Then make tablespoon-sized balls out of the dough. Rather than roll out the dough and cut out the cookies, I just place the dough balls under a piece of wax paper and use a cup to press on the cookie dough to flatten it.
These cookies bake fast and be sure not to over-bake them. They will need 11-13 minutes at 350˚F.
Let the cookies cool completely before frosting and decorating!
How to Make Eggnog Frosting
The frosting for these eggnog cookies is pretty standard but rather than milk, I used eggnog which gives it a nice flavor. Beat the butter until it’s light and fluffy and then add powdered sugar and eggnog in small amounts, mixing slowly, until the frosting is thick and spreadable. Add in cinnamon at some point also!
Frost the cookies and be generous!
I like to add some festive sprinkles to my cookies, but the sprinkles are optional!
The cookies are soft and the heaped-up frosting is my favorite part. Who doesn’t love a frosted cookie?!
These eggnog cookies are easy to make and a great twist on classic holiday traditions!
For your cookie platters this season, add some of these Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies! They are easy to make and perfect for the holiday season. Go heavy on the eggnog frosting. It’s delicious!
1) In a stand mixer with the paddle mixer or with a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add egg yolks and mix on low until combined. Add vanilla and combine.
2) In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add half of these dry ingredients to the creamed butter mixture mix until just combined. Then add eggnog followed by the last of the dried ingredients. Mix dough once again until it’s just combined and you can’t see any flour. Try not to overmix. Place dough in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
3) Preheat oven to 350˚F. When dough is chilled, make a tablespoon-sized ball out of the dough and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the ball with wax paper (I think it helps to spray the paper with a little nonstick spray). Then use a cut to gently press the cookie flat. Repeat until you use all the dough. You should get about 24 cookies.
4) Bake cookies at 350˚F for 11-13 minutes until they are lightly browned. Remove cookies and let cool completely before frosting.
5) Make frosting by whipping butter with a mixer until it’s light and fluffy. Then add eggnog and cinnamon and mix over low speed. Very slowly add powdered sugar until the mixture forms a thick, spreadable paste.
Frost cookies and garnish with sprinkles. Store leftover cookies in the fridge for up to a week.
Here are a few other great cookie recipes!
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