Eggnog Christmas Cookies

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Tis the season with this Simple and easy delicious Eggnog Christmas Cookies recipe from BakerRecipes.com
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Eggnog Christmas Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup fine sugar
  • 5 tbsp rum
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp all spice
  • 1-1/2 cups convfectioners Sugar

Instructions
 

  • 1- Preheat oven to 160C/325F. Grease or spray the cookie sheets with butter or oil. to prepare for the eggnog cookie batter , mix together the eggs then add only 2 tablespoons of the fine sugar, the rum and milk and beat till frothy. Set aside.
  • 2- In a separate bowl mix the remaining fine sugar and the butter and hold back 1 tablespoon of the butter until smooth and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and egg yolks and continue mixing till smooth.
  • 3- Sift the baking powder and all purpose flour together 2-3 times, add the all spice and sift one last time. Ad only half a cup of the eggnog mixture to the flour blend and mix just until all ingredient are combined.
  • 4- Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the eggnog cookies batter onto the greased baking tray about one and a half inch apart. Flatten them slightly with damp fingers and bake in preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes or until bottom of cookies are golden brown.
  • Once baking is complete let cool for a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack, cookies should be completely cooled in approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • In the mean time you can prepare the frosting. Add the confectioners sugar, remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and the remaining eggnog mixture to make the soft frosting.
  • Once eggnog cookies are completed cooled spread the eggnog frosting onto the top. Sprinkle the tops with some cinnamon or nutmeg.
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