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Spiced Eggnog Rum Cookies

One year, when I had a lot of eggnog on hand, I created a new holiday cookie recipe. The flavor is subtle, but somehow it transforms regular sugar cookies into something special for the holidays. —Mark Banick, Turner, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup eggnog, divided
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons rum extract, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Colored sugar or sprinkles

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, 1/3 cup eggnog and 1 teaspoon extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ginger and allspice; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Divide dough in half and shape each portion into a disk; cover and refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-1/4-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place stars 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake until edges begin to brown, 8-10 minutes. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For glaze, mix confectioners' sugar, remaining 3/4 teaspoon extract and enough remaining eggnog to achieve a drizzling consistency; drizzle over cookies. Decorate as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 114 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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