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Eggnog Cookies

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.

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
  • 2 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
Servings15
Calories Per Serving229
Total Fat10g16%
Sugar17gN/A
Saturated6g31%
Cholesterol49mg16%
Protein3g5%
Carbs32g11%
Vitamin A89µg10%
Vitamin C0.1mg0.2%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.3mg1.7%
Vitamin K0.9µg1.1%
Calcium43mg4%
Fiber0.6g2.3%
Folate (food)8µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)8µg2%
Iron0.3mg1.9%
Magnesium7mg2%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.3mg1.3%
Phosphorus70mg10%
Polyunsaturated0.5gN/A
Potassium40mg1%
Sodium31mg1%
Sugars, added17gN/A
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc0.2mg1.5%