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eggnog cookies

It’s the holiday season and for me, that means baking. Right now I’m in the midst of getting together all of my cookies for care packages to friends and family near and far. This year they will include these, a new favorite, eggnog cookies. They are super soft with hints of both cinnamon and nutmeg laced throughout. My packages will also contain some of these, and plenty of this. Happy baking!

eggnog cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus extra for garnish
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup eggnog

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
3. In a large bowl (or in a mixer fitted with paddle attachment), cream together sugars and butter. Add egg yolks, vanilla and eggnog and mix until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
4. Using a teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Flatten cookies slightly. Sprinkle tops of each with a bit of additional nutmeg. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool.

Makes approximately 2 dozen.

For crispier cookies, bake them at 325°F for a few minutes less.

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