The perfect cookie for the holidays! The rich taste of eggnog, combined with the soothing, warm flavor of nutmeg, makes for a winning combination. These are sure to become your new favorite holiday cookie!
Course cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
¼cupFrench Vanilla Creamer
½teaspoon ground nutmeg
For Rolling Cookies:
5 to 6teaspoonseggnog
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and sugar. Beat in the egg and rum extract.
In a small bowl, combine the eggnog and creamer, set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternating with the milk mixture, mixing well between additions.
In a small bowl, combine the nutmeg and sugar. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in the nutmeg mixture. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately flatten the cookies slightly with a glass - do not smash the cookie, but press down about halfway. Allow the cookies to rest for 3-4 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. Allow your baking sheet to cool completely before adding more cookie dough. **Quicker method: Rinse the pan with cool water for a few seconds and wipe dry.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before adding the icing.
For the icing:
Combine the confectioner's sugar and eggnog, mix well. If needed, add more eggnog or sugar in small amounts until desired consistency is reached. It should be thick but pourable.
Using a piping bag, drizzle the icing onto the cookies. Allow the icing to set.
Store in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days.
Freezing cookies: Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag, and eat within six months.