Friday, November 21, 2008

Mrs. Fields Eggnog Cookies

These were good - I found the recipe on Picky Palate. The dough was so gooey that I added more flour. I searched the internet for other eggnog cookie recipes and found one that was exactly the same, except it called for 1/4 Cup more of flour. They don't have a strong eggnog flavor. You have to know its in there to taste it.

Mrs. Fields Eggnog Cookies

2 ¼ C. flour I had to add more - the dough was gooey
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 ¼ C. sugar
¾ C. SALTED butter, room temp.
½ C. eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon nutmeg for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well with a wire whisk and set aside. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets, 1” apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg or skip this step and sprinkle on the nutmeg after you ice the cookies. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown. Transfer to cool flat surface immediately with spatula.

Eggnog Icing

3 C. powdered sugar
¼ C. softened butter or margarine
1/3 C. commercial eggnog (or more depending on consistency)

In small mixer bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter or margarine until well-blended. Gradually beat in eggnog until icing is smooth. Makes about 1 ½ Cups.


No Buckaroos said...

We just had our first eggnog shake last night (for this season!)
Your cookies look yummy.

Anonymous said...

These look lethal! (At least to my waistline.) I can't wait to try these...