Sunday, December 20, 2009

Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

How Festive.


Some people love eggnog, others hate it. I am one of those people that love it. As a result of my love of the creamy nog, I knew I wanted to make a cookie that would capture the essence of this holiday drink. If you remember the lemon sandwich cookies I made this past summer, I thought they were a good starting point. I used a white cake mix to make the cookies and then made my own eggnog buttercream. If you share the love of eggnog like I do, then you should try these.

Eggnog Sandwich Cookies
recipe from Baked Perfection

Cookies

1 (18.25) package white or yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons eggnog
1/4 - 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oils, vanilla extract, nutmeg and eggnog until blended. If mixture is very wet slowly add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour until the dough comes together.

Drop teaspoons of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown. Move cookies to a cooling rack and using your spatula gently flatten your cookies.

Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons rum flavoring
2-3 tablespoons eggnog

Cream butter, vanilla extract, and rum flavoring. Slowly beat in powdered sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of eggnog and beat until fluffy, adding more if needed.

Assembly:

Frost the flat side of the cookie. Lightly place the flat side of an unfrosted cookie on top. Press down until a bit of the frosting begins to poke out of the sides. If you want to decorate the edges, place your sprinkles/chips/etc. in a small bowl, and dip the sides of the cookie in it, rolling the cookie around to coat all sides.

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