Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

Celebrate the season with these buttery eggnog cookies flavored with nutmeg. Have fun painting your favorite holiday motifs on them!

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  • prep time 1 hr 50 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 96
 

Ingredients

Cookies

2
cups sugar
1
cup butter, softened
2
eggs
1/3
cup eggnog
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
1
teaspoon nutmeg
2
teaspoons baking powder

Egg Yolk Paint

2
egg yolks
1/2
teaspoon water
Assorted colors of liquid food color

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  • 1 In large bowl, combine sugar, butter and eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in eggnog and vanilla. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, nutmeg and baking powder. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; blend well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine egg yolks and water; blend well. Divide mixture into several small cups; tint with food color. If paint thickens, add a few drops water.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with assorted cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using small paint brush, paint designs on cookies with egg yolk paint.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine sugar, butter and eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in eggnog and vanilla. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, nutmeg and baking powder. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; blend well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine egg yolks and water; blend well. Divide mixture into several small cups; tint with food color. If paint thickens, add a few drops water.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with assorted cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using small paint brush, paint designs on cookies with egg yolk paint.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.