Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Straight to the thighs

Promise you won't judge me if I tell you how many cookies Mr. Ruby and I have eaten this week?

No, I'm serious.

Well, out of 72 cookies from last weekend's cookie swap, we have just under half left.

And it's only Wednesday.

That's just disgusting. And gluttonous.

(I truly do blame most of it on my husband as he informed me he's taken 3 cookies for lunch each day and then eaten 3 after dinner.)

Ok, ok. I've been rather guilty as well. But I can't help it! It's Christmas. And I figure the holiday chubbies are in full force...so I might as well live it up. Right?

With that being said, I've received several requests to post the recipe I used for the swap. I'm going to be honest - I mixed a couple of different recipes from here and here.

Holiday Eggnog Drops

(Yields 6 Dozen)

Ingredients:

*1 1/4 cups white sugar * 2 egg yolks * 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon * 3/4 cup butter, softened * 1 tsp ground nutmeg * 1/2 cup eggnog * 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour * 1 tsp vanilla extract * 1 tsp baking powder *

  • Preheat oven to 300 °

  • Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  • Cream sugar and butter until light.

  • Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks. Beat at medium speed with mixer until smooth.

  • Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.

  • Drop teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.

  • Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

  • Bake 20 – 23 minutes until bottoms turn light brown.

Eggnog Icing (

Yields about 1 ½ cups ):

*3 cups confectioners sugar * ¼ cup softened butter * 1/3 cup eggnog

  • In small mixer bowl, beat confectioner’s sugar and butter until well blended.

  • Gradually beat in eggnog until icing is smooth.


Warning: They are SUPER sweet but SUPER delish! Enjoy! :)


6 comments:

Freck said...

Hahaha! Hilarious. It's okay! It's the Holidays! Yum! :)

Kelly said...

Yes!!! I was hoping I'd run into a eggnog cookie recipe because my dad and Greg love eggnog! Thanks for sharing, they look delish :-)

Mandy said...

Don't worry, calories don't count during the holidays!

The Shabby Princess said...

So, I'm baking cookies with my college bestie this weekend and these Eggnogg Drop Cookies will def. be making an appearence!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my! I think if I made those that I'd eat them all up in a day or two!

Jenni said...

Yum yum YUM!! I honestly can't even partake in all of the holiday baking. I'll make maybe one or two things, but then I try to pawn them off on friends or family. I have no self-control whatsoever, and I WILL make myself ill. Those eggnog cookies look amaaazing though!! :)