Why I Love This Recipe
I made these for Christmas and everyone loved them. They are different then most cookies because they really taste like eggnog. Also, they are easier to make than roll-out cookies and can be whipped up in no time. Try these if you like eggnog! You won't be disappointed.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 tsp. rum or rum extract.. I use the rum
3 cups flour
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 tsp. rum extract...I use rum
2 TB. light cream or milk
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the nutmeg, egg and extracts; mix thouroughly. Stir in flour. If necessary, chill dough for easier handling.
On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into 1/2 in. diameter rolls; cut each into 3-in. long pieces. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
For frosting, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add 2 cups sugar and extracts; mix well. Beat in cream and remaining sugar. Frost cookies. With tines of a small fork, make lines down the frosting to simulate bark. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield 4 1/2 dozen
Enjoy! :) Donna