Eggnog Sandwiches

Eggnog Sandwiches
Staff Writer

Allan Penn

 

Excitement is in the air and the eggnog is flowing during the Christmas season. If you’d rather eat it than drink it, here’s eggnog in cookie form.

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1 1/3  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 3  Tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 2  Tablespoons  vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  loosely packed freshly grated nutmeg
  • 10  Tablespoons  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3  Cups  sugar
  • large egg yolk
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  rum extract
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  vanilla extract

For the filling

  • 6  Tablespoons  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2  Teaspoons  instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 2/3  Cup  confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1-2  Tablespoon  whole milk, or as needed

Directions

For the cookies

 

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place a rack in the center. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil.

Mix the flour, cornstarch, pudding mix, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg together in a medium-size bowl; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar on medium speed until creamy. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the egg yolk; beat in the rum extract and vanilla. By hand or using the lowest speed of the mixer, add the flour mixture.

When fully mixed, transfer the dough to a floured surface and pat or roll out to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 1¾ inch round cookie cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can. Gather up the scraps and gently pat them down. Continue cutting out as many circles as you can. Arrange the rounds about 1½ inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake one sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Let cool on the baking sheets for about 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the filling

 

In a medium-size mixing bowl, beat the butter, pudding mix, and confectioners’ sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the vanilla. Add enough milk to get a spreading consistency. Spread the underside of one cookie with about 2 teaspoons of the filling, then top base to base with another cookie. Repeat until all the cookies are sandwiched.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
22mg
2%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
82mg
12%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
182mg
12%
Water
8g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.