Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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