I feel I should dedicate all eggnog recipes (you know the two of them I now have on my site) to my husband, Brian. He loves eggnog. Oh my gosh, he loves it. And so do 2/3 of our children.
We are a house divided, you see, when it comes to drinking the stuff. Our fridge is stocked with it throughout December because Brian buys it.
In fact, it took me a few years to figure out why he begged to do the grocery shopping for about four weeks out of the year. Apparently it’s easier to sneak the carton of eggynoggy in the house if it’s buried in a bazillion other grocery bags.
I’m betting that most you are also divided on the issue of eggnog. Am I right?
For those of you who love eggnog, take heed. These cookies are an eggnog lover’s dream come true. And to be perfectly honest, coming from an apathetic view of eggnog, I’ll concede these cookies are quite tasty.
I ate one and thought “mmm, pretty darn good” while the 66% of my household that love eggnog ate five, each, and were giving each other high fives and doing heel kicks declaring them the best cookies ever. Eggnog lovers. They’re a weird sort.
The cookie itself is magically soft and perfectly, sweetly flavored with eggnog, nutmeg and cinnamon (and a beautiful hint of rum extract) while the frosting is ethereally light and creamy amplifying the eggnog flavor even more.
Tis the season for eggnog. I think you should find an eggnog lover and make their life complete today with these cookies. They’ll probably love you forever (so seek wisely).
One Year Ago: Chocolate Pudding Pretzel Pie
Two Years Ago: Homemade Eggnog
Three Years Ago: Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells with Sage Browned Butter
Eggnog: I haven't tried this recipe using light eggnog. Nutmeg: also, for the nutmeg, fresh nutmeg (grated on a rasp grater) will give the best nutmeg flavor but you can also use nutmeg from a spice jar - dust a little less liberally with nutmeg if using the kind from a jar.
Eggnog: I haven't tried this recipe using light eggnog.
Nutmeg: also, for the nutmeg, fresh nutmeg (grated on a rasp grater) will give the best nutmeg flavor but you can also use nutmeg from a spice jar - dust a little less liberally with nutmeg if using the kind from a jar.