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Double Whammy Eggnog Cookies Recipe

Double Whammy Eggnog Cookies Recipe

These cookies are an amazing way to use extra eggnog. They've become a new family classic. — Teresa Morris, Laurel, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • EGGNOG FROSTING:
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • Additional ground nutmeg

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, eggnog and extract. Gradually beat in flour. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 13-16 minutes or until bottoms are brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat the first five frosting ingredients until blended; beat in enough eggnog to reach desired consistency. Spread over cookies; sprinkle with additional nutmeg. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.