- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon eggnog
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
- 4 to 5 tablespoons eggnog
- Liquid or paste food coloring, optional
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Stir in eggnog. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- In a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, nutmeg if desired and enough eggnog to achieve icing consistency. Add food coloring if desired. Spread over cooled cookies; let stand until set. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Reviews for Eggnog Cutout Cookies
"I use this recipe every year. My whole family loves them! I add 3 cups of flour to begin with so the dough isn't so sticky later. I also add a dash of cinnamon to make the dough a little more flavorful."
"LOVE THIS RECIPE! A few years back I found this recipe in an old country woman cookbook. I thought this was a perfect recipe because the family and I love eggnog. Very soft and delicate these cookies are great to set the mood for a perfect Christmas. The only problem i had was the sticky dough. I had to add a little extra flower to make it manageable. I always double the batch because my friends love snatching a few from the cooling rack."
"These are really yummy. We love them. But, the dough is very soft and sticky so you have to add a lot of flour when you roll them out."
"This is one of my go-to's at Christmas. It makes a lot of cookies, so usually 1 batch does it for my family and friends. Love it!"
"We make this recipe every year for the past 4 years! We always have to make double b/c the kids (and hubby) sneak them off the cooling rack!"