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Big Fluffy Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze (Or “What to do with this leftover eggnog?”)

Well, aren’t I a little late to the Christmas cookie party. Two of my favorite new creations of Holiday 2012.

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Chocolate Mint Thumbprints. Recipe from here

Chocolate mint=obsessed.

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Big Fluffy Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

A very cake-like cookie with a nice soft fluffy texture, spiked with the custardy flavors of spiced eggnog.

Adapted from epicurious

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp nutmeg

6 Tbsp butter (3/4 stick), at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup eggnog

For the glaze

3/4 cup icing sugar

1 Tbsp eggnog

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix until incorporated, scraping down the bowl as needed.

3. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix until just incorporated, then add 1/3 of the eggnog and mix again. Continue alternating between adding the dry ingredients and the eggnog until all are incorporated and the batter is smooth.

4. Drop tablespoons of the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat leaving 2 inches of space between the cookies. They will spread quite a bit! Bake for 12-15 minutes. The cookies are baked when you touch them and they spring back like little cakes. Cool on the sheet for 1 minute before cool enough to transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before glazing.

5. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Whisk together icing sugar, eggnog and nutmeg until nice and smooth. Drizzle on cooled cookies using a fork or small whisk. These were great to eat the day they were made but the eggnogginess actually got stronger a day later!

 

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