It's still too early to panic about the Christmas festivities, so relax, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, and be inspired.
Every year Carol of Just Let Me Quilt hosts the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange blog hop and I always have to join in the fun! It's just the ticket to get my creative juices flowing for the holidays. Thank you, Carol, for letting me play along and for hosting this fabulous hop.
This year I decided to make a batch of Eggnog Cookies. These are sweet and spicy and leave your kitchen smelling amazing. If you bake these cookies, make sure to make a large batch because recipients will beg you for more.
I'm hoping Santa will love a couple of these cookies with a hot cup of coffee. He's going to need lots of coffee for his midnight run! If you would like to make a batch or two for gift giving or holiday noshing, I have provided the recipe below:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup eggnog
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon butter, softened
Pinch of salt
1/4+ cup eggnog
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves together in a small bowl.
3. Using an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and butter in a large bowl.
4. Add the eggnog, vanilla, and egg and beat at medium speed until smooth.
5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat at low speed until just blended.
6. Create 2 Tablespoon-size balls of cookie dough and roll into balls.
7. Roll each ball in the additional sugar to coat, then place on cookie sheet one inch apart. .
8. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until bottoms are light brown.
9. Allow the cookies to cool slightly, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
10. Drizzle icing over cookies.
As a runner, it's a little small for my dining room table. I should have added a few more reindeer to add length. No matter, Santa seems to like it, and it can make a cute wall hanging, too.
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The Egg nog cookies sound so yummy. Thank you so much for the recipe. And what a darling reindeer quilt. Beautiful job.ReplyDelete
I am going to have to try the eggnog cookies. What a cute table runner.ReplyDelete
Yum those eggnog cookies look delicious! What a cute little runner, thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
The Santa plate and mug are adorable! That mug looks like Santa is wearing a real knit hat! (The knitter in me noticed, lol). Those reindeer are so cute!ReplyDelete
Those cookies look good! I think I'll have to make some. That reindeer runner is really cute. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Egg Nog - we love it so the cookies are perfect. You've been busy with quilting the table runner and all. We have our celebration this coming weekend - I'm getting close to panicking. LOLReplyDelete
Egg nog, Oh how I love Egg nog! Those cookies look divine too! And that reindeer runner. They are just the cutest! I think I need a reindeer runner at my house too! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Awe, they are so cute.ReplyDelete
The Eggnog Cookies look delicious and the reindeer table runner is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
It's always a pleasure to have you share your Christmas goodies with us. Eggnog cookies? Yummy! I love eggnog so this recipe is totally up my alley. I love those reindeer on your runner. So cute! Thanks for sharing your Christmas fun!ReplyDelete
I love eggnogg, so I know I would love these cookies! The runner is amazing, and I think it's a good length, because I don't like them going down the whole table, just a little color in the center. What a cute pattern!ReplyDelete
I love eggnog and those cookies sound great! Thanks for sharing the recipe. The reindeer runner is adorable!ReplyDelete
Love the reindeer and those cookies sound yum. Copying that recipe into my Paprika app right now!ReplyDelete
What an adorable runner! And your cookies sound yummy!ReplyDelete
The eggnog cookies sound so good. I like you reindeer runner too. Yes, Santa would be in trouble if stuck at the North Pole.ReplyDelete
Thank you for an unusual cookie recipe. My hubby loves egg nog so I'll have to give it a go. I like your honesty that the runner is too short for your table. Isn't it true that the hardest part of making a runner is deciding how long it should be!!? It looks lovely and could certainly be an extra long placemat instead!ReplyDelete
What a cute trio of reindeer! Those cookies look delicious - I'll be right over!ReplyDelete
Your eggnog cookies look delish. I can't wait to try them! WOW, what an adorable runner. Those reindeer are the best!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your cookies and reindeer runner! I'm a little jealous of Santa now. . . Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Your eggnog cookies sound and look wonderful and your reindeer runner is just too cute! Thank you for sharing both 😉ReplyDelete
And it’s Carol from Quilt Schmilt. Your blog won’t let me comment with my blog address 😳Delete
I don't know what is going on with Blogger. I am having the same trouble at several of the other sites. I appreciate your stopping by and letting me know you are unable to leave a comment. I will see what I can do on my end.Delete
Your reindeer are cuteness plus. I think our kids would love them on the table. And the cookie recipe, well i'm pretty sure that Papa Christmas who stops here would definitely be saying thanks a bunch.ReplyDelete
What a darling table runner! Thank you for the cookie recipe! Yum!ReplyDelete
I have not heard of egg nog cookies. They look delicious and your table runner is just the right touch!ReplyDelete
cute reindeer runner and great cookies!ReplyDelete
I have to try those cookies. I love the fun table runner.ReplyDelete
Really festive runner and yummy looking cookies. Thank you for the recipe and the tutorial.ReplyDelete