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!
We were racing to get these made so that we could be a part of The Apron Goddesses Cookie Exchange!
I jazzed up my basic sugar cookie recipe with a bit of Eggnog!
These are so fabulous! They really don't even need frosting, but since it's the time of year to fancy things up...
Eggnog Snowflake Cookies
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.
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.
Go on over and take a peek at Julia and Suzi's Cookie Exchange and please post a recipe if you have time!