Another cookie exchange has come and gone and it was so much fun! I hope everyone loved it as much as I did. I tried to think about a twist on a holiday standard that I could make and spices and eggnog came to mind and couldn’t leave it, even after people were like, are you sure about that? I don’t think I’ve ever been more sure about them in my life. They are delicious!
Spiced Eggnog Sugar Cookies
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of salted butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoons spiced rum
- 2/3 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 4 tablespoons eggnog (might need more or less)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon spiced rum
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Cream together butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
- Add the egg, vanilla and the rum to the butter and sugar mixture and thoroughly incorporate.
- Sift together the flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon and slowly mix in a cup at a time.
- Form dough into three even bricks and roll out between two pieces of wax paper. Refrigerate rolled dough for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut out your cookie shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 14 minutes or until the edges of cookies begin to turn golden.
- Repeat steps 4 and 6 with dough scraps.
- When cookies are fully cooled they’re ready for decorating!
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Mix in vanilla, rum and corn syrup.
- Slowly add eggnog a spoonful at a time till desired consistency is reached.
- When you refrigerate the dough and use the cookie cutters on it it makes it considerably easier to pick up and move the cut dough without it ripping or warping.
This morning I set out to clean the kitchen and finish the blog post I was working on. But of course first thing first, gotta feed the dog and get the mail.
You have no idea how crazy excited I was when I saw a medium sized square parcel sticking out of the mailbox. I knew exactly what it was. Cookies.
Inside of the package was a lovely tin with a note on top, and I learned that they were from Stacy at Not Crocker. She made Hot Chocolate Sandwiches with Pink Peppercorn and Cardamom Marshmallows. Totally a mouthfull, right? But OH MAN, are they ever delicious. Homemade marshmallows are something I’ve not attempted yet, but I love them.
I was telling a friend that I received my first match and that they were like heaven in my mouth.
Stacy will have the recipe up on her blog in a week or two and I can’t wait till then, cause these are honestly so delicious I am definitely going to make them all the time.
Guess what time it is?
I am SO excited to once again be able to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! This is the second annual year, and it is put together by Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil, and Julie From The Little Kitchen.
I’ve been dreaming up this years recipe since mailing off my cookies last December, so I’m very excited to being testing various versions of it and force feeding my friends my exchange beta version.
To the kitchen!
First off, I am sorry I have been so absent lately. I have recipes and lots of other lovely things to post that I am in the process of sorting out and queuing up right now!
Second off, look! I got my first box of cookies today from the Food Blogger Cookie Exchange! Holy moley are they ever wonderful. Peppermint Hot Chocolate cookies from Christine @ wannafoodie.ca They’re wonderful cakey chocolate cookies with a hidden layer of homemade peppermint marshmallow inside! Next Monday all the recpies are getting posted and I think you should DEFINITELY make these. So fantastic. I put mine in the microwave like she suggested for a couple of seconds to melt the mallow and they were devine!
I mailed out all of my cookies on Monday, so hopefully they make it to my recipients soon!