If you are in need of a last minute cookie for Santa, you’ll love these eggnog cookies. My boys won’t drink eggnog, but they’ll eat anything eggnog flavored. These cookies don’t use a lot of eggnog in it, so I was was still able to get my fix of having a glass for the season.
(Adapted from Yellow Bliss Road)
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter softened
3/4 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup eggnog
1 cup powdered sugar for rolling
Preheat the oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the rum extract, vanilla, and eggnog, and mix to combine (it’s okay if it doesn’t mix together perfectly at this point). Add the dry ingredients and mix to form a thick dough.
Shape the dough into one inch balls and place 1-2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Remove and let cool 15 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar.