Snowflake Eggnog Cookies
snowflake eggnog cookies

Snowflake Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies in fun cut-outs. Decorate to resemble snowflakes for a beautiful Christmas cookie.

The Story Behind the Recipe
72
cookies
1 hr
PREP TIME
03 hrs 30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream or milk

1 teaspoon rum extract

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 teaspoons light corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon rum extract

3 to 5 tablespoons water

 

Decorator sugars, dragées or frosting, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, whipping cream, 1 teaspoon rum extract and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/4-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons butter, corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, adding enough water for desired glazing consistency.

  6. STEP 6

    Place cooling rack with cookies over waxed paper. Brush glaze over cookies; decorate as desired. Let stand until set.

Tip #1

To freeze cookies for longer storage, bake cookies as directed and cool on cooling rack. Place cookies into resealable plastic freezer container in single layer with waxed paper between layers. Thaw at room temperature. Frost cookies.

Nutrition

60Calories
3Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 10, 2011

I thought these would be like sugar cookies, but they are very shortbread-like, and a bit dry for my taste. The dough was easy to work with (I refrigerated overnight), and smelled wonderful as I was mixing it. But the glaze would not come together for me at all - not sure what I did wrong. I plan to just decorate with piped royal icing and skip the glaze - pity, since the eggnog flavor is rather muted in just the cookie.

— says Kitsia
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  December 06, 2011

Potentially very good, but it is too short. I used heavy organic cream, which might have made a difference, but next time I will use at least 3T.

— says Melanie
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