Eggnog Cookie Recipe

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

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

Like so many other people, this time of year makes our family crave all things pumpkin. So Lisa is always coming up with different recipes that somehow incorporate pumpkin.One of her creations this year is her pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies and let me just say, they’re amazing!

To start, preheat your oven to 375° and spray two cooking sheets.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup pumpkin (we cheated and used canned pumpkin)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (this will give the cookies a slight pumpkin taste but if you prefer them to have a stronger pumpkin flavor we recommend adding 3 1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp milk
1/2 cup of oil
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts

Add the baking soda to the milk and stir until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.

Combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Add pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg to mixing bowl and mix on a low speed.

While mixing on low add in the baking soda mixture and add in the flour mixture a little at a time. Mix well.

Once everything is mixed and there are no clumps stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla (this is when you would also add the nuts). Pumpkin pie spice cookies

Spoon out tablespoon sized portions of the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet two inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottom edges are brown.

Enjoy!

pumpkin pie spice cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Our family LOVES cookies and we love to bake them so it’s natural that we have at least 10 different recipes for every type of cookie!

Out of all of the chocolate chip cookie recipes we have (seriously, there’s a ton!) this one here is a fan favorite. The cookies are fluffy and cake-like, not to mention thick!

Start off by preheating your oven to 350° and grease two cookie sheets.

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 1/4 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
6 ounces of milk chocolate chips
6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup of pecans or walnuts

In a small bowl whisk together the flour and the baking soda and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and beat on a medium speed until fluffy, then reduce the speed to low.
While on low add the salt, vanilla, and the eggs. Beat until mixed well.
Once everything is mixed well add the flour/baking soda mixture a little bit at a time to prevent clumping and mix until all the ingredients are combined.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips (and the pecans or walnuts if you add these) and you’re ready to bake! chocolate chip cookies

Drop the tablespoon sized balls of dough 2 inches apart on your cookie sheets. Once the oven is preheated bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies look golden brown.

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