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Holiday Baking: Eggnog Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Try these delicious cookies from the 3 Birds Holiday Cookie Exchange for your next holiday party!

3 Birds kicked off a new tradition last year with the 3 Birds Holiday Cookie exchange. Everyone brought a batch of their favorite cookies, split everything up goody-bag style, and everyone went home with a grab bag of delicious holiday goodies.

One of our favorite selections from last year's exchange were these fragrant cookies with a pronounced eggnog flavor. Try them for your next party or cookie exchange.

Eggnog Cookies

½ cup Butter
½ cup Granulated Sugar
½ cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Large Egg
⅔ cup Eggnog (I recommend Southern Comfort non-alcoholic...best flavor and texture)
½ tsp Rum FLAVORING (real rum won’t let them set properly)
2 cups All-purpose flour
½ tsp Baking soda
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
¼ tsp Salt

EGGNOG ICING
¾ cup Confectioners Sugar
5 tsp Eggnog
1 Tbsp Butter
⅛ tsp Ground Nutmeg
Candy sprinkles for decorating

Cream butter and both sugars in large bowl. Add egg. Beat Well.
Add eggnog and flavoring. Beat until smooth.
Combine next four ingredients in medium bowl. Add to eggnog mixture in two additions, mixing well after each addition until no dry flour remains.

Drop about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, using 1 tbsp. for each cookie.

Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes until edges are just golden. Let stand on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

EGGNOG ICING: Beat first 4 ingredients in small bowl, adding more sugar or eggnog if necessary until barely pourable consistency. Makes about 1/3 cup icing. Spoon into paper cone or into small re-sealable freezer baggie with tiny piece snipped off corner. Drizzle in decorative pattern over each cookie. Decorate with sprinkles.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.