I have an obsession. I think my husband might stage an intervention. I get started and I can’t stop, just go down the rabbit hole. What makes me lose track of time so quickly? Genealogy. It’s a time sucking, fascinating hobby. I love the history and the detective work but it’s also been wonderful finding relatives. Not the distant relatives, though that is fun as well, but actual second cousins. Which is just fabulous. I connected with three in the UK and one in Australia. I love it. 🙂
I didn’t get as much baking over the holidays as I would have liked but my daughter was mentioning she had eggnog cupcakes and I thought ooh, I want to make cookies with eggnog. I searched round on the internet for some ideas. I found a recipe on allrecipes that I could change up a bit and that was easy to whip up.
I used the hand mixer for this as you don’t want to over mix the ingredients. In a medium bowl add 3/4 cup/12oz of butter softened, a cup/8oz of white sugar, and 1/4 cup/2oz of brown sugar.
Cream the ingredients together until it is light and fluffy. Add 2 egg yolks, 1/2 cup/4oz of eggnog, and a teaspoon of spiced rum. Mix at medium speed until well blended.
In a separate bowl blend together 2 1/4 cups/18oz of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon. Gradually add it to the mixing bowl. Don’t over mix the cookie dough, just mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated in.
Spoon the dough onto a cookie sheet that has not been greased. About a teaspoon size. Bake at 300F/150C until golden brown. 20-25 minutes depending on your oven. While this is baking mix equal parts spiced rum and milk then add powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want for the glaze.
When the cookies come out of the oven, drizzle the cookies with the glaze. Then all you have to do is enjoy!