Butterscotch Eggnog Stars
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
Makesabout 3 dozen
I have been making these cookies for seven years now. Here are a few tips: chill your dough well before rolling it out. This isn't in the directions, but it should be. If you don't, your dough won't firm up enough to roll it. Work in small batches so that your dough doesn't get too warm too fast. The optional icing is a must. If you leave it off, the cookie will not have as much of the eggnog flavor. Though these cookies are a tad difficult, people love them! They are a staple in my cookie baskets every year because they are tasty and beautiful!
Although time consuming to make, this cookie is well worth the effort! You can use any cookie cutter shape, as long as you have two (one big one small). Chilling the dough in small batches helps to keep shape during cutting. They are BEAUTIFUL on a tray of cookies, they act as "bows" on a plate of Christmas cookies!
The shape turned out great- no doubt that these were the prettiest cookies ever. But they lacked flavor, and were kind of bland. I love putting effort into baking, but only if the end result is actually there.But if you're just looking for a pretty cookie for a platter, then these are definately it.
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The dough for these cookies never became stiff enough to roll out and cut out cookies. I used it as a drop cookie after realizing that the mounds would need to be flattened by hand before baking. They're ok, but not something I would make again.
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