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Noshing on 'Nog

Cranberry Stuffed Eggnog Cookies
Christmas is the perfect time for this later-in-life eggnog-lover to play catch-up on the traditional drink. MORE+ LESS-
By Brita Nelson

I first fell in love with eggnog in high school when I worked at a coffee shop that served eggnog lattes. I was 16 years old. Eggnog was so popular, and we were constantly running out of it at the shop. Originally, I didn’t like it. But then I started drinking it and thought, “16 years without this?” Insanity. 

Up until the point of sipping my first eggnog latte, I’d thought of eggnog as something for other families to be obsessed with, not mine. But then suddenly, we were one of the masses, frothed up and egging on relatives who considered bringing a batch to Christmas to go ahead and do so. 

Now eggnog is the part of the holidays that I call dibs on. I’m planning on making these Eggnog Waffles for a boozy family breakfast. And I’m going to be eating this Overnight Egg Nog French Toast from Nikki Barton, one of our bloggers, most mornings up until Christmas, and maybe for a few weeks afterwards.

Cranberry Stuffed Eggnog Cookies

I can already see that these Cranberry Stuffed Eggnog Cookies are going to be my Christmas kryptonite. Any argument can be won when I have one of these treats in my hand. And I’m going to make a lot of them.

Eggnog Latte

Despite my love for straight-up eggnog and eggnog-flavored desserts, I’ll always be true to my original love, the eggnog latte. And this year I found a recipe for making it in a slow cooker, so it’ll be a very caffeinated holiday season.

Chocolate-Eggnog Cheesecake Squares

Even if you don’t normally serve ‘nog during the holidays, I’m urging you to try it. You might have a family member like me who has been living woefully eggnog-less for years. It’s your duty to help these people. Bring a delicious cheesecake bar or ice cream parfait to share.

Eggnog: Love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments section below.