Monday, December 17, 2012

Eggnog Extravaganza

My search for eggnog recipes continues.  Of course, I thought the eggnog muffins were yummy for breakfast, but now I've moved on to something a bit sweeter - cookies!

Eggnog Cookies

3/4 cup butter -softened
1 1/4 cups Splenda sugar blend
1/2 cup low-fat eggnog
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon       

2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbs low-fat eggnog
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp rum extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookies sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggnog, egg yolks, and vanilla.  Mix until just combined.  Gradually add in the flour, powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Once everything is well mixed (but not over mixed) spoon tablespoon sized dollops of the cookie dough onto the cookie sheets.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until the edges barely begin to brown.  Let sit for several minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to continue cooling.

Mix together all of the glaze ingredients until well combined.  Once cookies are completely cool, leave them on the cooling rack, place a paper towel or wax paper underneath, and drizzle this glaze over them.  Sprinkle with cinnamon!

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