Grandma’s Eggnog Cookies
Happy 10th day of Blogmas everyone! Are you having a blast? Sorry I haven’t exactly blogged *every single day.* But can you like, stop giving me that look (???) my computer was hijacked I told you that.
Christmas time isn’t just about joy, hope, love, and cheer. It is also about getting fat. I’ve of course only heard rumors about this because I’ve never actually gained weight in my life, however I assume them to be true. Some try to fight this, but I’ve been told that those who are equipped to handle weight gain should embrace it. And if you’re the Who’s I hope you are, you will too.
In that same spirit, one more thing you can do to help indulge your sweet tooth and get used to a happier and … fluffier you, is to try a new cookie recipe! You can eat them all yourself (seriously not recommended), you can hand them out to your coworkers, loved ones, and people you want to sabotage with sugar, or you can have a cookie exchange like the girls and I had last year. Cute, no?
My neighbor and I opted for Grandma’s Egg Nog Cookies, paired with
egg nog unplanned and unnumbered shots of bourbon. They’re sweet, but insanely good. And at the end of the day, what are calories even? Nothing you should be worrying about, that’s what. Ask Santa.
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
2 cups all-purpose flower
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of salt
for rum frosting:
1/4 cup of butter, softened
1 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
3 drops yellow food coloring (I used like, 15. Vibrance=Life)
1. If you read the directions, directly you’ll be directed to “cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.” However, using “cream” as a verb is literally not in my vocabulary and is honestly my new single most hated word next to squeegee (see here). I’ll leave it in the recipe as to remain authentic to “Grandma”, but ew.
2. Beat in egg and extracts. Take it easy on the rum extract, its intense.
3. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Then and only then, add to the “creamed” mixture. BARF.
4. Cover and refrigerate for two hours. Ew, I know.
5. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, to be placed on cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes; cool on wire cooling racks. Combine all ingredients for frosting.
7. Once cooled, frost with rum frosting, then sprinkle with yellow sugar. Makes about 4 dozen.
And viola! Mangez votre coeur!
I feel like I’ve grown as a person from making this recipe. That, and I’ve learned that cook book writers are dirty.
I mean … Beat? Cream? One-inch balls? I’m feeling overwhelmed. But once more, the most overwhelming part about this is the taste of these little delicious treats. They are a perfect way to celebrate the 10th day of Blogmas and even more perfectly paired with Rudolph’s Shiny New Year and not the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. As always, you’re welcome.