Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Eggnog Shortbread

These cookies are SO delicious! One of the best cookies I've ever made! They have the perfect amount of spice and creaminess. The icing is pretty sweet, but compliments the cookies well! I mixed green food coloring in half of the dough to make them christmas-y. 
Taste: Very delicious! The perfect amount of spice and creaminess.
Texture: Moist cookies, especially with a little bit of icing.
Would I make this again?: YES. I debated making another batch the next day!

Eggnog Shortbread
From: The Fig Tree
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup of white sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon of eggnog
3 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
3 cups of icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons of eggnog (enough to make a spreading consistency)

In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on high for about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Beat until combined.
Beat in vanilla, egg and eggnog into the dough.
Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. If it becomes too tough, mix in the remaining dough by hand.
Divide dough in half, cover and chill for 1 hour.
Pre-heat oven to 375'F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough portions to 1/4 inch thick. Using a fluted 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut out the dough. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (I used parchment paper).
Bake cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes (or until the edges look lightly golden).
Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool. Repeat with second portion of dough.
Once cooled, drizzle or ice the cookies with the eggnog drizzle/icing.

Cookies freeze extremely well. Once the cookies are drizzled with the icing, freeze cookies separately in the freezer, so they don't stick together. Cookies last about 3 months in the freezer. This recipe made about 40 cookies.

Eggnog Drizzle/Icing
Stir 3 cups of icing sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Slowly add in 3-4 tablespoons of eggnog or until you get the right consistency to either drizzle the icing or spread it. (note: I found 3 cups of icing sugar to be too much. I used 1.5 cups and it made plenty icing to ice all the cookies)


  1. cuuuute pics meesh!! i cant wait to make these!!!

  2. Awe!!!! I'm so glad you made these. They are so delicious, hey!? :) Cannot wait to make more this upcoming Christmas!

    Thank you so much for check out my blog -
    It's so nice to hear from someone who has made one of the recipes I've posted ^_^ Made my day! Hugs :)

  3. I'm going to try this next week!!!!! I'm EXCITED! aah.