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Eggnog Snickerdoodles

 Eggnog Snickerdoodles
It simply wouldn't be Christmas without these melt-in-your-mouth cookies on my platter! They have a lovely eggnog flavor and look great with their crunchy tops. The aroma while they bake is as delectable as their taste.
78 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour,
  • cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg and remaining sugar. Roll dough
  • into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 57 calories,

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 34 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.