12.17.2009

E is for Cookie

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Oh my gosh, those are so perfect! Did Martha make those?". Well, thanks so much! Actually, my kids and I made them!

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We were racing to get these made so that we could be a part of The Apron Goddesses Cookie Exchange!

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I jazzed up my basic sugar cookie recipe with a bit of Eggnog!

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These are so fabulous! They really don't even need frosting, but since it's the time of year to fancy things up...

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Eggnog Snowflake Cookies
by theUngourmet

3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tbsp eggnog
1/2 tsp rum extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in the beaten egg, rum extract, vanilla extract, and eggnog. Mix well. Chill for several hours or overnight.

Use powdered sugar to "flour" the area you will be rolling your dough on. Roll out dough to 1/4 thickness. Cut into shapes. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool before frosting.

These cookies are wonderful just as they are but if you want to fancy them up with a little frosting try this Eggnog Frosting Recipe.

Eggnog frosting
by theUngourmet

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp rum extract
1-2 tbsp eggnog

Combine butter, vanilla, rum extract, and eggnog, blend well. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Frost away!!

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Go on over and take a peek at Julia and Suzi's Cookie Exchange and please post a recipe if you have time!

Happy Holidays!


40 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

These would be so much fun to make with the kids. Have a Christmas filled with joy!!

Chef E said...

I was suppose to make cookies with my clients son, but since my stove is topsy turvy right now, I hopefully am making some today, and I feel like if I could virtually reach in there I would have the icing everywhere, evidence I had the whole batch...icing smiles to you!

Angie's Recipes said...

Making these decorative cookies with kids must be very fun!

knit1kids4 said...

My husband loves to make cut out cookies and is always looking for a better cookie. I bet he'd love this one!

Pam said...

I am so into blue this year for Christmas! It's so pretty and ice-y!

singedwingangel said...

Ok ya had me till I saw eggnog.. Not one individual in this family likes the stuff lol.. but we do love cookies and decorating them lol.

Cathy said...

My cookies are made but not yet frosted. Hope to get to that by the weekend.

Your cookies are so festive, Kim, and what a fun thing to do with your kids. Who doesn't love to decorate a Christmas cookie?

Noelle said...

mmmm...those look divine! and flavored with egg nog?! how could it possibly get any better than that?!

TKW said...

Can I spike the eggnog in the cookies? Wink, wink...

Stephanie said...

Mmmm, mmmmm, MMMMM! :-) You all did a fantastic job! I love snowflakes, iced in blue!

A Year on the Grill said...

eggnog and rum... killer all the way!!!

This is my holiday from 50 years ago. Even my mother could make these, and they look just like hers...

love that frosting, i would have a green face

Julia said...

MMMMMMMM! Thats mmmm with a capital M. ;P

Your kids did great and that extra touch of egg nog is instantly yummy to my tummy!!

Thanks for playing Kim.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You had ME fooled - and I'll call you Martha anyway!! I've never heard of those and anything with egg nog gets my vote. What is AP flour? I'm clueless, I know. ♥

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

The newspaper I work for has asked me to share my cookie recipes for a cookie countdown and it turns out I have almost none. I wish I were you and had brilliant ideas on how to make cookies with eggnog!!!

teresa said...

that's exactly what i was thinking! i actually think homemade cookies with the kids are far better than anything martha could make! i love the eggnog kick!

Joanne said...

Ooo I love this idea for eggnog frosting! Sounds perfect for the season.

These are gorgeous! I am shocked that they aren't from a bakery. you are giving martha a run for her money.

love lives in the kitchen said...

lovely! i love the ocean blue icing ;) thank you for sharing!
justyna

Randi Troxell said...

oh this look just so wonderfully perfect... they look so good, but so pretty too that i would hate to eat them!

Ms Bibi said...

Eggnog cookies, what a great idea.

I will be decorating our cookies with my boys this weekend. Can't wait.

Suzi said...

MMMMMMMM.........those look so good. You and the kids did a fabulous job. I can almost taste them here in Cali. Congrats on the apron. You won't be disappointed!@

Jenn said...

It's alwasy great to bake with kids in the kitchen. It's a good way to spend time with them. The only reason I like sugar cookies is because of the frosting. I'm interested in the addition of the eggnog. I'm not much of a fan of the stuff, but I'd give these a try.

Claudia said...

I'll just call you Martha from now on. Such scrumptious cookies!Must ahve been fun to make with young helpers.

Allyson said...

Well anything with eggnog AND rum (or rum extract, whatever) MUST be good! I have never been very crafty with the frosting of things like cakes, cupcakes, cookies...I prefer just to eat it right out of the container. But you make these look so delish, I may have to give it a try. So, tell me...where does one buy the little pearly things??

5 Star Foodie said...

Those are beautiful! I love the eggnog flavor!

kallay said...

i love your blog. you have awesome ideas and i'm so jealous of your creativity. so, i gave you an award! it's on my blog!

Jeannie said...

Your cookies are so beautiful. You must have lots of patience to decorate each and every one of your cookies! I usually leave mine plain.

Donna-FFW said...

Fantastic sounding cookie. Decorated beautifully, I might add, kudos to the little ones.

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

They are beautiful! You guys might just have to change your names to Martha after all... :)

Faith said...

These really are so pretty and elegant, and I love the blue frosting and little pearls! And yay, a great use for eggnog!

A Joyful Chaos said...

I think I gain a little weight everytime I visit your blog.

(Thanks for sharing another great recipe.)

The Blonde Duck said...

You can never have enough sugar cookies!

♥peachkins♥ said...

these are PERFECT!!!!

Selba said...

Love making cookies with decorations :)

Megan said...

They DO look like Martha could have made them! Gorgeous cookies. I love when there's lots of frosting like that!

Julie said...

Those really are just perfect! I love the sprinkles and the color.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

They are so very pretty!!!

Katy ~ said...

I so enjoy seeing the frosted and decorated cookies this time of year. Alas, I don't seem to have any sort of talent for doing it. Perhaps I could ask your children for their help?

And the eggnog in these. How rich does that sound! YUM

Kristin said...

Egg nog? You are tres innovative lady!

BarbaraJean said...

Thank you for the delicious Christmas Cookie! It was so moist and had excellent flavor. You and my Grandkids are so talented!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful, delicious sounding recipe! I've been thinking about making some Egg Nog and now I'll have to get to work!

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