Don’t forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve. The “big guy” looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.
I am not much of a baker. If it’s not easy to make or contains a lot of ingredients, I’ll just pass it by. This recipe for Eggnog Cookies is perfect for novice bakers like myself and trust me, the family will love them!
One of the reasons I prefer cooking to baking is that I like to just throw in whatever I have and not measure. With baking, you can’t do that. It has to be precise. It’s actually kind of funny in a way because I’m generally an A-type, organized personality so you would think that precise measurements would be my thing. But I love expressing my creativity in food so I get to use both sides of my brain.
Anyway, back to these cookies. I enjoy baking with eggnog and have made a few recipes like muffins and truffles, but these cookies are by far my favorite. The recipe is so simple to make and very forgiving; meaning half the time I don’t use separate bowls. I just throw all the ingredients into one and it comes out perfectly every time. Less mess too!
I also like that there aren’t that many ingredients. In fact, my kids were only 11 and 6 years old when I first found this recipe. They used to make these on their own and leave them out for Santa with a big mug full of milk. Notice that green mug with the striped handle? Well my youngest actually got a little upset when I first posted this picture because it wasn’t meant to be used as a “food prop”. Thankfully, she got over it last year. Just kidding she’s almost 15, but she is truly a little kid at heart! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas or partake in leaving cookies out for Santa, I hope you try these Eggnog Cookies. They’re just too good to pass up. ~Enjoy!
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Don't forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve. The "big guy" looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.
- 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
- 3/4 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. eggnog
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 large egg yolks
For the full recipe and instructions, visit NorthPole.com.
You can freeze most cookies for up to 6 months in an airtight container. I generally begin my holiday baking after Thanksgiving and store the well-cooled cookies in a resealable freezer bag. Then, when I'm ready to make a platter of cookies, I pull out only what I need at that time.
What cookies do you leave out for Santa?
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