egg nog cookies recipe

Eggnog Cookies

Nutmeg is widely available ground, but it is worthwhile to buy it whole and grate it yourself; quite easy to do with one of those rasp style graters. Freshly grated nutmeg tastes much better and whole nutmegs can be stored for a long time with no loss in freshness.
PREP:
1 hour
BAKE:
10 minutes
TOTAL:
5 hours 10 minutes
YIELD:
16
egg nog cookies recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 Larg Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Rum Flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
DIRECTIONS:
Cream together:
Butter
Sugar

Beat in:
Egg
Rum flavoring
Vanilla

Add:
Flour
Salt
Nutmeg

Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 3 to 4 hours before rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with buttercream, or glaze with Rum Glaze, below.

Rum Glaze
Beat 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter until light and fluffy, add 1 pound (4 cups) confectioners' sugar and 1/4 cup rum and beat until smooth.

Enjoy!