Eggnog Delights Recipe

If you love eggnog, this is a great cookie recipe for you.

December 2005

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    Don’t forget to add the nuts for an exceptional added crunch.
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Yield: 3 dozen cookies

This recipe is from Heart of the Home, December 2005.


  • 3/4 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts

Eggnog Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon imitation rum extract


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla extract; beat until well-blended. Gradually beat in flour, baking powder and nutmeg, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Stir in nuts. If needed, refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until dough is easy to handle.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on baking sheets. (Refrigerate remainder of dough while baking each batch of cookies.)
  3. Bake at 375°F. for 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets. Cool completely on wire racks. 

Eggnog Frosting:

  1. In a small bowl, beat butter until softened. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat until fluffy. Beat in milk and imitation rum extract until well-blended. Frost center of each cookie with about 1 teaspoon frosting. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg, if desired.

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