I have an addiction to light, moist, melt-in-your-mouth, frosted cookies. It started long ago with my favorite frosted sugar cookies. Then I went crazy for these pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting that I made earlier this year. And now my addiction has gone out of control with these Eggnog Cookies with eggnog buttercream frosting! Every year I bring a new cookie to my favorite Christmas cookie exchange, and this year these eggnog cookies are definitely my pick! They’re AMAZING! A super soft cookie with a light, creamy frosting that melts in your mouth!
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup butter , room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter , room temperature
- 3 - 5 Tbsp eggnog
- 2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cream butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, eggnog and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined; do not overmix!
Drop by small spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until bottoms turn light brown. Remove from oven and allow to rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing them to a wire cooling rack. Once cool, smooth on the frosting and sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg.
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix well. Add 3 Tbsp of eggnog and mix. Slowly add additional powdered sugar until you reach your desired frosting consistency.
Adapted from All Recipes
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