As I’m spending time with our new little one, some of my best blogging buds are covering for me.
Today please welcome the lovely Caitlin and Manda from The Merrythought!
Hi there – we’re Caitlin and Manda from The Merrythought! We’re happy to be here sharing a recipe today while Cyd is enjoying time with her sweet baby girl. We’re wishing their family all the best and hoping they’re managing to get some sleep along with all that baby snuggling! We love the Christmas season for many reasons, one being all the eggnog! Along with enjoying it by the glassful, we try to sneak eggnog flavor into as many holiday recipes as we can. And what could be more delicious and festive than eggnog cookies?!
These cookies are soft and moist with a hint of eggnog flavor and then topped with eggnog buttercream – you can never go wrong with topping cookies with buttercream! These cookies are the perfect treat to take to holiday gatherings or wrap them up for a sweet, homemade gift for family and friends. Enjoy!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup eggnog
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or just use un-greased baking sheets. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar and beat on medium-high speed until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Add egg & vanilla, mixing until combined. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg, mix until combined. Mix in eggnog and flour.
Drop by tablespoon on cookie sheets (I used a medium cookie spoon – about 1.5 tablespoons). Bake 9-10 minutes or until just turning golden and top is set. Cool on wire racks. Once cooled, frost cookies (recipe below). Store cookies in airtight container.
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1-3 tablespoons eggnog
- Cinnamon for sprinkling (optional)
Beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, nutmeg and eggnog, mixing until light & fluffy (if it’s too thick, add a little bit more eggnog until desired consistency is reached; or if it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.) Spread frosting on cookies, sprinkle with cinnamon.
[Styling, recipe + photos by The Merrythought for The Sweetest Occasion.]