As the holiday season approaches, our family is quickly getting into the holiday spirit. We are making a list of the holiday movies we need to watch, planning a cookie baking day, trying to find the right holiday stations on internet radio, and impatiently Googling what dates radio stations will begin their holiday music; I myself have my car radio programmed in anticipation. To say this is our favorite time of the year would be an understatement.

Eggnog is only enjoyed by one person in our house (me) so when I buy it some usually goes to waste. This year we decided to make cookies out of it (wonderful idea right!?) and for once my family actually likes something eggnog flavored!

To begin preheat your oven to 300°

Cookie Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups of butter softened at room temperature
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Icing ingredients:

3 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup butter softened at room temperature
1/2 cup eggnog

In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar and the butter, mix together until creamed.

Add eggnog, vanilla, and the egg yolks and beat on medium until well combined.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix together with a spoon or whisk. Once mixed thoroughly it can be added to the mixing bowl. Put your mixer on a medium speed and add the flour mixture gradually to prevent lumps in your batter. We used a children’s mug and added it continuously.

Place your dough in the refrigerator so that is will cool and stiffen. This step is very important and should be repeated as often as needed.

While your dough is cooling you can make your eggnog icing.

In another bowl mix the confectioner’s sugar and butter until creamy. Put the mixer on a medium speed and add the eggnog slowly, this is so you can make your icing whatever consistency you choose.

Once the icing is done you can begin to prepare