Home / Family / Recipes / Holiday recipes / Eggnog-Frosted Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Eggnog-Frosted Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Agriculture.com Staff 11/27/2012 @ 12:46pm

Yield: about 24 cookies

Prep 25 mins | Chill 1 hr | Bake 375°F 8 mins

1/2 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise, or 2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 freshly grated nutmeg or 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon dairy or canned eggnog
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Eggnog Icing (recipe below)
Coarse sugar (optional)

1. Using the tip of a sharp knife, scrape pulp from vanilla bean; set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, eggnog, and vanilla pulp or vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough portions to 1/4 inch thick. Using a fluted round 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are just lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Repeat with other dough portion. Spread cookies with Eggnog Icing. If desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar. Let icing dry. Makes about 24 cookies.

From the test kitchen: Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Eggnog Icing

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 - 4 tablespoons dairy or canned eggnog or milk

In a medium bowl, stir together powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in enough dairy or canned eggnog or milk to make an icing of spreading consistency.

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM AGRICULTURE.COM STAFF more +

And the Faces of Agriculture Winner Is... By: 05/14/2015 @ 2:54pm DES MOINES, IA – (May 14, 2015) Meredith Agrimedia today announced Ross Hutto as the winner of…

U.S. Ethanol Exports Worth $2 Billion By: 05/01/2015 @ 3:32pm By USDA/FASU.S. ethanol exports rebounded in 2014, with value and volume both up approximately 35%…

Giving Up the Farm but not the Work By: 04/24/2015 @ 1:58pm By Dr. Donald J. JonovicThe Problem: Can an older farm owner continue doing what he loves and…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
The 'A' List: Inverse Grain Market Trends and Wheat Trouble
Agriculture.com

FREE MEMBERSHIP!

CLOSE [X]