Why hello. Can you even believe that Christmas is just about one week away? I cannot believe how fast this year and month have gone! Have you finished your holiday baking? I guess I never really started. I made a few batches of cookies here and there but I had intended on a full day of baking this season and never got around to it. If you’ve still got the baking itch I’ve got a delicious batch for you today. If you’re into egg nog, which I am, these cookies will be right up your alley!
These cookies are great with a cup of hot coffee and offer a delicious nutmeg finish. The drizzle of icing adds a nice burst of sweetness as you indulge. I topped the cookies with a dash of nutmeg but you can opt for sprinkles if you’d like. I purchased some gold sprinkles because I thought they would compliment the feel of the egg nog cookies but opted for the spice instead. Totally up to you!
You’ll notice in my photos the beautiful moose mug that I purchased for my fiance this year. If you’re not familiar with the movie Christmas Vacation, that’s where this is from. I saw it and I couldn’t resist!
This brings me to the Day #10 giveaway from OXO! I’m a huge fan of their kitchen tools and you’ll find my drawers filled with them. They have put together a nice little selection of tools shown below. I’m a huge fan of their specialty gadgets such as the Cupcake Corer and my Cherry Pitter. They make my life so much easier! So go ahead and enter and then enjoy the cookies!
- 1¼ cups white sugar
- ¾ cup shortening
- ½ cup eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2¼ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons egg nog
- Sprinkles or nutmeg to decorate
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats
- Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg
- Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy
- Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat at medium speed with mixer until smooth
- Slowly add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined
- Spoon onto un-greased cookie sheets or parchment paper and make the dough balls rather small, they will spread generously in the oven.
- Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges barely start to brown
- While the cookies cool, combine the powdered sugar and egg nog in a bowl and mix until well combined. Drizzle the icing over the top of the cookies and sprinkle with nutmeg or sprinkles.
- Store in an airtight container for 1 week.