Who knew Eggnog would be as delicious as cookies? Well, here is a great recipe to prove to you Eggnog Cookies are amazing! It’s the holiday season and these soft, sweet and unique cookies are perfect to bake!
Tips and Tricks for Making These Eggnog Cookies:
- Make sure to give an even space or distance between each cookie when baking. It will prevent the cookies from sticking to each other after baking. Also, this cookie tends to spread out more so always keep the distance enough for each cookie.
- Do not over mix the cookie dough. After all the ingredients are well-combined, then the mixing process should be done. Overmixing it would make the cookies rubbery.
- For easy baking, use a nonstick baking sheet. If you do not have it, you can use a regular cookie sheet and just line it with parchment paper.
- Use a stand mixer when making a larger batch of Eggnog cookies. It helps you to mix the ingredients evenly.
How to Make these Eggnog Cookies:
These are the Eggnog Cookies ingredients that you will need:
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- butter, softened
- egg yolks
- vanilla extract
In a medium-size bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder, then set aside:
In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar:
Add egg yolks, vanilla extract, and mix until well combined:
The mixture should look like this – more like a paste consistency:
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients:
Then alternating with the eggnog, mix very well:
Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes:
Bake at 350F for 20-22 minutes for large cookies:
Allow cookies to cool on a cookie rack before serving:
Frequently Asked Questions for the Eggnog Cookies Recipe:
Q: Can you freeze the cookies once baked?
A: Yes, for sure! Just carefully thaw them before serving.
Q: Do these cookies have to be refrigerated because of the eggnog?
A: Chilling the cookies can help make its shelf life last longer. About the eggnog content, it contains cooked eggs so I think chilling it is necessary to do after baking them.
Q: How far in advance can I make the dough?
A: You can make the dough a day in advance and just freeze it. Remember to thaw it properly before baking them.
Q: How many cookies does this recipe make?
A: I made about 10 large eggnog cookies using this recipe. You can make the cookies smaller to have more yield.
Here are more delicious cookie recipes that you should try:
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup eggnog
- In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder, set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add egg yolks, vanilla extract, and mix until well combined. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients alternating with the eggnog, mix very well.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350F for 20-22 minutes for large cookies. Allow cookies to cool on cookie rack before serving.
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