Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies
Eggnog Cookies
Chicago Tribune
Eggnog Cookies

Rich Ptack and his daughter Sarah created this recipe after years of baking together, and it earned them an honorable mention in 2013. The cookie has a warm nutmeg accent, and its flavor mimics the traditional holiday drink. These cookies bake at a lower temperature than most so that they do not dry out. Reprinted with permission from Holiday Cookies by the Chicago Tribune staff, Agate Surrey, November 2014.

15
Servings
175
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4  Cups  flour
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  nutmeg, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1 1/2  sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  store-bought eggnog
  • egg yolks
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl.

Cream the butter and sugar in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggnog, egg yolks, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the flour mixture; beat at low speed until just combined. You don’t want to overmix.

Scoop up dough by heaping spoonfuls; roll into balls. Place the balls onto the parchment-lined cookie sheets 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake until the bottoms turn light brown, 20 to 23 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
53mg
8%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
179mg
12%
Water
20g
1%

Eggnog Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Eggnog Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.