Holiday Goodness: Eggnog Cookies
I saw this recipe by Lauren Conrad (“The Hills”) in my latest People StyleWatch. I love the Starbucks Eggnog Latte, so I’m up for anything with eggnog in it. I always tend towards very fragrant recipes for my desserts and this one is right up there. My whole kitchen smelled of nutmeg and cinnamon goodness. These little cookies taste even better than I could describe. I guess you could say they’re like a gourmet Snickerdoodle. Either way, this is just about as perfect a holiday cookie as you can get.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer to form a grainy paste. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks. Beat at medium speed until smooth.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets (Note: I did grease the sheets with the remaining salted butter), 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with 1 tbsp nutmeg. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
Immediately transfer to cool flat surface with a spatula. Makes 2 dozen.