Only one more day until Christmas! I’m just not ready for the holidays to be over. That might not be something most people say, but I really do love Christmastime. As I head of to work on this sunny Tuesday morning, my mind wants to check out for Christmas, and I have to keep reminding myself that there’s still about nine more hours of work to go before that’s possible. I’m looking forward to several days at my parents’ house in San Diego, where my mom has FOUR full size Christmas trees throughout the house. It’s absolutely amazing. Maybe I didn’t think that a few years ago when I was still living at home and working in retail during the holidays, but now I love it. Funny how things change I suppose – I’m a real grown up now, aren’t I?
Now, let’s get to the tastes of the holidays. Eggnog, peppermint and every other holiday flavor only come once a year, so I’ve tried to make the most of it with eggnog and peppermint everything! Here’s another eggnog recipe for you to end with this year: super soft and dreamy cinnamon eggnog cookies with eggnog glaze. After this, I’ll be checking out for a couple days to focus on family (and sadly also work), and I’ll be back with more recipes over the weekend.
To make the cookies, you need:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups flour
Start by creaming together the butter and sugar, and then add the egg yolk and vanilla until well-mixed. Mix in the eggnog. The batter should be light and creamy. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, mix and then slowly add into the batter. It will look very thin and sticky compared to your average cookie dough. Let is sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to thicken slightly. Then use a cookie scoop or a large spoon to place dough on the cookie sheet. It will be really sticky and gooey, but that’s ok! That’s what leaves you with super soft, melt-in-your-mouth-like cookies.
Bake on 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes until they are barely beginning to brown on the edges. They might not look totally done, but they will be if the edges are forming. Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack while you make the icing.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons eggnog
- cinnamon (optional, for garnish)
Whisk the icing ingredients together, adding more or less of each until you reach the desired consistency. I was going for more of a glaze, so I added more eggnog to keep it thin. Then drizzle the icing on the cookies and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Seriously, you’re going to love these cookies. Trust me on this one. They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious with eggnog on top! Anyway, enjoy making these for your holiday gatherings or, you know, for Santa. I hear Santa loves eggnog cookies. Merry Christmas!