Soft, Frosted Eggnog Cookies
I always have great intentions of making at least 7 or 8 different kinds of cookies, along with a couple of kinds of fudge, and some peppermint bark for Christmas every year. I peruse through magazine after magazine after cookbook planning out all of the goodies we will find tucked away in tins on Christmas morning. That is after I take at least a couple dozen of several varieties to our neighbors and friends. We will sit around after opening presents that morning, smiling and laughing and talking with the kids while sipping hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. During that time the kids will relate to us that this was the best Christmas ever, and they are so very grateful for the gifts that they have always wanted and fit perfectly. Hmmm. I think I may have actually dreamed that scenario or maybe it was a Christmas movie I watched at some point. Not exactly our reality.
What usually happens as far as the cookies go, is after I plan out all the different kinds I am going to somehow find the time to make this year, I make M&M cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies, and sugar cookies. Then I run out of time and call it good, thankful that we at least have some dessert for the holidays. The last few years our whole family has been frosting cookies on Christmas Eve, (actually not a bad way to spend the evening), and then the cookies are really fresh! Well, not this year! I saw these eggnog cookies on Cooking Classy‘s blog, and have not been able to get them out of my mind. So I decided to forgo waiting until the last-minute to make cookies and make these now. Thankfully, because they are just heavenly! They are every bit as wonderful as I had imagined them.
These cookies just melt in your mouth. And they taste so much like eggnog, I wished I had some whipped cream to top them with. Another nice thing about these cookies is that you can bake the cookies and freeze them, then thaw them out, and frost them when you need them. I am still hoping to make our traditional favorites, in fact, I’m not sure Christmas is even allowed to come until we finish the cookie cutter sugar cookies, but at least there will be eggnog cookies. Definitely a new tradition at our house!
For the Cookies: For the Frosting: Recipe by Cook AZ I Do, originally from Cooking Classy
For the Cookies:
For the Frosting:
Recipe by Cook AZ I Do, originally from Cooking Classy