Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eggnog Cookies

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1-1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
3. In a large bowl cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer to form a grainy paste. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth.
4. Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed just until combined. Do not over mix.
5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets, 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with additional nutmeg (or substitute cinnamon). Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown. Transfer to cool, flat surface immediately with a spatula. Yield: 3 dozen.

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