Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 11: Egg Nog Cookies

I thought when it came to egg nog there were typically two camps...egg nog lovers and non-egg nog lovers.  The Mr lies firmly in the egg nog lover and I was in the non-egg nog lover camp.  I say was because while I don't like to chug down thick, gaggy nog, I may have found a third camp...egg nog enhanced food lovers.  That camp is one I have set up shop in.  We're talking tent, firepit and lantern.



These babies have that smooth, holiday flavor of egg nog with a nutmeg kick but in cookie form.  This became a new favorite for us this year and hopefully yule like it too.  (Wah wahhhh!)

Egg Nog Cookies
(Makes 42- Adapted from Food.com)

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp Hain baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg  (then extra for topping)
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light egg nog (CF Burger Creamery Light)
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg yolks


Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients from flour to nutmeg.




In a separate bowl, cream your butter and sugar.


Ready for action.


Pour in your light egg nog.


Stir until combined and try not to scoop it out with your hands and eat it raw.  If it's too soft, chill the dough for about 15 minutes.


Then get a small cookie scoop and get down to business.


Place on silpat or cookie sheet about 2" apart.


Sprinkle on a little nutmeg before baking.  It makes all the difference.


Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.  The bottoms should look glassy but not brown or they'll dry out.


After 2 minutes, transfer them to a rack to cool.


Enjoy with your favorite assorted beverage.  Egg nog for him...skim milk for me!


Nutritional Information per cookie:  Calories 83  Total Fat 4g  Sat Fat 2g  Mono Fat 1g  Cholesterol 20mg  Sodium 27mg  Potassium 22mg  Total Carb 12g  Sugars 7g  Protein 1g  Vit A 3%  Calcium 1%  Iron 2%

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11 comments:

  1. These are soooo awesome! I love eggnog and these cookies capture the essence of that holiday flavor perfectly. One of my co-workers liked these so much that he asked for the recipe and had his wife make more for him the next day!

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    1. They are SOOOO good! I'm so glad I found them and if you pick up some of that egg nog from TJ's I might make you a batch. :)

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  2. I think this may be my favorite of the year too. I'm firmly in the eggnog lovers camp, but I buy light eggnog and then cut it with skim milk. The idea of that flavor in a cookie makes me really happy. Plus this year I found light, pumpkin spice flavored eggnog so I'll totally be trying a batch with that.

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  3. Hmm..not a fan of eggnog but might have to try these for the nutritional value...83 calories for a cookie..heaven!!

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    1. Absolutely and I think you'll actually like the taste. More nutmeggy than anything.

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  4. LOVE eggnog. I'm a junkie thats why I stay away! I never really knew there were people who didn't like it ;) I'm not a baker, but you're inspiring me! Thanks again for sharing!

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  5. I am in that camp with you, sister. I can't stand the thought of drinking the stuff, but eggnog flavored cookies? YES PLEASE!

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  6. I am definitely a NON-egg nog lover. Can't stand the oopy, goopy stuff! I'm a bit too skittish to try the enhanced stuff too :/

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