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    If you like eggnog (even if you don’t), and you’ve never had these cookies, make them. You’ll love them – trust me! They’re my personal favorites – and I promise to get a nicer photo of them this year. :)

    egg nog eggnog cookie cookies recipe
    (new pic, as promised!)

    1 c. butter softened to room temp.
    1 c. sugar
    1/2 tsp. nutmeg/cinnamon or 1/4 tsp each
    1 c. eggnog!
    1 tsp. baking soda
    4 c. flour

    Beat butter & sugar until it’s creamy.
    Add spices, Eggnog & baking soda to butter & sugar, blend well.
    Add flour 2 cups at a time, mix (with mixer) until combined.
    Spoon onto nonstick cookie sheet, dip a cup in sugar (holiday colored sugar, sugar/cinnamon, sugar/nutmeg, your call), smoosh the dough a little – don’t flatten them.
    Bake at 375 for right around 11 minutes, when you can see the bottom edges are golden brown.

    (Previously posted December 14, 2004 and November 15, 2005.)


    Laura said,

    OK, this is strange, I just wrote about Eggnog CAKE! then I come over here and you’ve got cookies. I cut and pasted this recipe for my files, sounds like a keeper!

    12.6.2006 @ 3:51 pm

    MMM. I will be giving these a whirl! I loooove egg nog.

    12.6.2006 @ 5:30 pm

    I am now drooling.

    (I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Must. Go. Grocery shopping!! I’ll need to buy more eggnog.)

    12.6.2006 @ 6:19 pm
    Robin said,

    mmmmmmmmmm…I loooooove egg nog!

    12.6.2006 @ 6:53 pm
    Lolo said,

    Kip LOVES eggnog…I’m sure he’d love these cookies as well…maybe he can dunk these in egg nog ;)

    12.6.2006 @ 9:45 pm
    MommaK said,

    mmmmmmmm I remember these gems from last year…I thnk I ate about a million of them :bawling:

    12.6.2006 @ 9:55 pm

    These cookies look delicious. I can’t wait to try them

    12.8.2006 @ 5:05 pm
    pamibe said,

    I adore eggnog and will be making my own batch of these lovelies… :cloud9:

    12.9.2006 @ 5:52 pm
    Laura said,

    ~Tis the season to drink eggnog~
    ~fa la la la la, la la la la,
    ~guess who’s making eggnog cookies?~
    ~fa la la la, la la la la~
    ~yes, today I’m baking cookies
    ~and I’m using your recipe!~

    Picts to come!!!

    12.10.2006 @ 10:38 am
    AM1 said,

    Leanne, I just tried these, and they are really super-duper dry. I couldn’t finish beating them with my beater, which almost caught fire, and the cookies are all dry and crumbly when they come out of the oven. What did I do wrong??

    12.17.2006 @ 7:25 pm
    Leanne said,

    Oh no! Neither you or Laura are having any luck with it – I’m not sure why?! I used the exact same recipe and got the cookies pictured above. Did you soften the butter to room temp? Use a full cup of eggnog? It should be really runny and eggy before you start adding the flour, and the consistency is like chocolate chip cookie dough (without the chips) – so something definitely went amuck. I’m so sorry! :confused:

    12.17.2006 @ 7:29 pm
    AM1 said,

    You know, I added an egg yolk and it worked much better the second batch. Maybe there is some difference in our egg nogs? Anyway, with an egg, the cookies were a huge hit, even among people who don’t like egg nog. And don’t apologize — even without the egg, the batch I made was a huge hit with my boyfriend, so they went to a good home. :)

    12.19.2006 @ 11:34 pm
    Recipe said,

    :jawdrop: MMMMMM! eeeggggg nooooggggg

    2.15.2007 @ 8:38 pm
    marisa W said,

    these cookies are pretty good! everyone loved them including my neighbors!! I dipped them in red and green sugar to give them a more festive look!! thanks, marisa

    12.5.2007 @ 7:55 pm
    Jean Harris said,

    WOW! Absolutely stunning blog design, well done!

    I was surfing through stumbleupon for fine dining ideas to write about, my site is brand new still, and I found your recipe. I didn’t expect to find it on such a beatiful blog! I’ve only surfed a few pages so far but I have to say this was a very pleasant find. Great stuff Leanne!

    fine dining’s last blog post..Fine Dining in Rahway NJ at David Drakes

    1.19.2008 @ 4:58 am
    matt said,

    I love egg nog and I am making these cookies right now they are so good.thanks :thumbsup:

    12.24.2008 @ 9:51 pm
    Celeste said,

    Does this work with store bought light eggnog? Because I don’t think there are any eggs in mine…

    12.15.2010 @ 2:05 pm

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