Eggnog Cookies with Browned Butter Icing


1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. non-alcoholic eggnog (not low-fat!)
1 t. rum extract
3 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
½ t. Kosher salt
½ t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon

For Icing:

adapted from Martha Stewart Cookies

5 T. unsalted butter
2 c. powered sugar
1/8 c. evaporated milk
1 t. good quality vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line cookie sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.

2. In an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and eggnog, mix until smooth. Then add the rum extract. Mix to incorporate.

3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls on the cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie begin to turn golden brown. Allow cookies to cool.

5. To make Icing: Sift confectioners’ sugar in a bowl. In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter and allow to cook until it turns a golden brown and has a nutty flavor. About 3 minutes. Swirl butter occasionally during cooking. Remove from heat and immediately add to confectioners sugar, bringing in any browned buts from the pan. Add evaporated milk and vanilla, stir until smooth. Allow to cool and ice the cookies.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

For eggnog lovers this is the ultimate cookie. Cakey, buttery and not to sweet, these cookies are the perfect treat for the holidays or to add to any cookie plate. If you don’t have time to bake these immediately, simply wrap the dough and put in the fridge. It will stay just fine. Also, if you need to wait to ice the cookies, place them in an airtight container and they can be iced up to 12 hours after being baked without loosing any flavor.

Naptime Stopwatch

Making this dough takes about 15 minutes, and the icing another 5 minutes.

Naptime Reviews

Even my daughter liked their slightly boozy flavor!

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