Sunday, January 6, 2008

Eggnog in Cookie Form

My hubby's favorite holiday treat is eggnog. However, that is nowhere to be found in Japan, so he had to settle for eggnog cookies instead. It's amazing what a little nutmeg and rum extract can do for a bah-humbug, missing-eggnog husband!

2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. butter butter
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. rum extract
1 egg
Mix and sift flour, nutmeg; and salt. Cream butter, add sugar, and cream until fluffy. Add extracts and mix. Add egg and mix well. Add sifted ingredients gradually and mix. Chill thoroughly. Allowing 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie; shape into balls, and bake on ungreased cookie sheet, at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool.
1/4 c. butter (or margarine)
1 tsp. rum extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
2 to 3 tbsp. milk
Cream butter, add extracts, and mix. Add sugar, milk and mix. Put frosting on while cookies are slightly warm. Decorate with colored sprinkles for Christmas. Makes 4 dozen cookies.



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