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Frosted Eggnog Cookies

Note for the cook: An overnight refrigeration is suggested. These cookies are delicious on their own so try them without the frosting as well. *If you’d like frosting on all of the cookies, DOUBLE the frosting recipe below.
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert or Snack
Cuisine: cookies
Servings: 24
Author: Hip Foodie Mom

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 tablespoons 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large Safest Choice egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • ½ cup eggnog at room temp

For the frosting*:

  • 4 tablespoons 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog at room temp
  • ¼ teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar + more if needed
  • ground cinnamon for garnish to taste

Instructions

For the cookies:

  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Using stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment, beat together the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Add in egg yolks, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in vanilla, rum extract, and eggnog until combined.
  • With mixer on low, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Remove bowl from stand mixer, cover, and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. An overnight refrigeration is suggested if you can do it!
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Scoop out tablespoon sizes of cookie dough and place onto parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown on edges and cooked in the center. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting*:

  • Using a stand mixer fitted with flat beater attachment, beat together the butter, eggnog, rum extract, and powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar if needed to get the consistency you want.
  • Frost the eggnog cookies and lightly dust with some ground cinnamon. Enjoy!