Monday, December 6, 2010

Eggnog Drop Cookies

Ok I admit it! I have an addiction to eggnog. You won’t need to worry about admitting me to rehab though since this sinfully rich treat will too soon be gone from store shelves. While awaiting its return, I’ll be left fighting delirium tremens for the next 10 months.

Until then, I’ll celebrate and make these eggnog cookies several more times to go along with my eggnog lattes and my eggnog eggnog.

Eggnog Drop Cookies
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These are wonderfully tender sugar cookies with a spiced eggnog background.


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 scant teaspoon mace or nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup full fat eggnog
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Beat the butter, sugar, salt, mace and vanilla extract together until fluffy. Mix in the egg and eggnog. Mix in baking soda, and then beat in flour until just combined.

3. With a standard (size 50) cookie scoop, scoop the batter and place on sheets 2 inches apart. Sprinkle dough very lightly with mace and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Let rest for 2 minutes on sheets then move to cooling rack.

Makes 32 cookies.

Recipe & photograph by Laura Flowers.


25 comments:

Janell said...

Love how you wrote FULL FAT eggnog.

Last year I made eggnog fudge. Upon tasting it, I died and went to heaven which is where I am writing you from this year.

Eggnog fudge. There are no other fudges.

Lauren (PB&G) said...

Mmm.. I love eggnog myself. Oberweis eggnog = out of this world! These cookies sound delish!

MegSmith said...

hahaha eggnog eggnog :-) these cookies sound fantastic! My brother feels the same way you do about eggnog, I think I will surprise him with these for Christmas.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Yumm~
But now I'm thinking I need to find that egg nog fudge!

Kate Morgan Jackson said...

I just made eggnog french toast tonight, and now I know what I am doing with the rest of that eggnog in the carton - whoo-hoo!

Joanne said...

I need to buy a carton of eggnog. Stat. I mean look at all the things I've been missing out on!

jane deere said...

Yummolicious! I love sugar cookies and eggnog! What a great combination.

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

What a cool recipe. I'm yet to make one Christmas cookie. So I'll have to add this to my list. Have a great night!!

Ryan said...

Ooooh those look delicious! :) I don't even like eggnog and those sound good haha. Plus I have an extremely eggnog-obsessed friend who I'm sure will enjoy them too :P

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

YUM I may have to make these to accompany my eggnog cheesecake with a little adult eggnog in my cup. I could drink egg nog for the entire Christmas season. I think that it's disappearance after the holidays actually makes me love it more.

FamilySpice said...

Looks like I'm going to the store to get me some egg nog! I need to add these to me my cookie list!

Chelsea said...

I also have an addiction to eggnog! I never would have thought of eggnog cookies, yummmm! I can't wait to try these.

UrMomCooks said...

I also luv eggnog...I haven't bought any because I am trying to hold out until later in the month...cuz I have a little problem with eggnog...but I knew the eggnog recipes would come, and now this one has, and it is time to let the eggnog madness begin!

Taylor said...

I am loving eggnog right now...just made eggnog scones this weekend, so I have almost a full carton to be used for more delicious baked goods! Can't wait to make these!

BumbleVee said...

I love, love eggnog loaf. I did try some eggnog cookies...and .. eh...not so much. But...the loaf...with a rum glaze drizzle...mmmmmm......

ButterYum said...

Eggnog eggnog - LOL. I sooooooo know what you mean. I will only buy a quart, and not until the week of Christmas. I can't be trusted around the stuff!!

:)
ButterYum

The Atwoods said...

I'm so glad I'm not alone in my eggnog addiction. :) I'm going to make these this week...that is, if I don't drink all the eggnog first.

I have a recipe from Southern Living for an eggnog pound cake. It's deliciously moist and so yummy! You can find it here: http://nathanandrachelatwood.blogspot.com/2009/12/sweet-saturday-christmas-treats-galore.html

Oh, and @Janell . . . where is this heavenly eggnog fudge recipe?!? I'd love to make this!

Sue said...

Laura,
My husband and little grandson love eggnog. I'll have to give these a go:) Love the ease of drop cookies!

Jennifurla said...

I ad to laugh at eggnog eggnog, lol. I just tried eggnog with brandy & nutmeg this weekend....before I go violently ill. These cookies look so super good and great for this holiday season.

Joy said...

Ohh that looks cool.

Monet said...

Oh these are just perfect Laura! My older sister Susanne adores eggnog. She is spending most of her days at the hospital with baby Ryan so I can't wait to bring her this treat when I get home. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a festive Tuesday!

Monica said...

These sound delicious! If you have never had Anderson Erickson eggnog then you are missing out! It's by far the best!

Tracy said...

Oh yeah, these just went on the to-try list. My sons & hubby love eggnog.

Jennie said...

Being pregnant means I can't enjoy eggnog at the moment, which sucks because I love it! Baked in cookies, however, now that I can do! I am sooo making these! Thanks Laura!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. I stumbled across your blog this year searching for a new recipe and decided to make three from your website. This cookie was so easy to make and was so tasty!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

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