Eggnog Cutout Cookies
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 164 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Nov 30, 2014
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.
Dec 25, 2011
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.
Dec 21, 2011
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.
Nov 29, 2011
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!
Dec 19, 2010
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!