Soft (healthier) Eggnog Cookies drizzled with a light eggnog glaze over the top makes for a pretty darn near perfect dessert!
It’s Day 3 of Cookie Week!! Did you see Day 2‘s roundup of healthier cookies? It’s perfect for all that holiday baking while cutting back on some calories, too. Also, be sure to not miss the Day 1 recipe for Candy Cane Cookies!
Today I’m excited to share this recipe for Eggnog Cookies with you! I’m a total nog fan. (My dad calls it nog. He may very well be the only one that does, HA!) Are you a nog fan? I buy several of those little half gallons during the holiday season and they mysteriously disappear… 😉
I have an old Mrs. Field’s cookie cookbook that’s one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. It has tons of great recipes for all sorts of cookies, bars, pies, etc. There’s an eggnog cookie listed in there and I’ve made them a bunch of times. My boys love eggnog and freak when I make them.
But this time around, I decided I would try to lighten them up, using less butter and adding in yogurt in place of it. The outcome? Amazing. They make soft, cake-like cookies that taste just like eggnog but in cookie form. I also added an eggnog glaze to these bad boys, making them pretty much the most fabulous cookie ever.
Um, the glaze might be counterproductive in saving calories, buuuuuuuut… whatevs. It is Christmastime, right? Holiday or no holiday, these cookies are great all year round!
- 2¼ cup all-purpse flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ½ cup Truvia Baking Blend (or 1¼ cup granulated sugar)
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- 3 Tbsp. light vanilla yogurt (I used Yoplait brand)
- ½ cup light eggnog
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 egg yolks
- ground nutmeg, for sprinkling on top before baking
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp. light eggnog
- Preheat oven to 300ºF.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and ½ tsp. nutmeg. Mix well and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream sugar, butter and yogurt with an electric mixer. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks. Beat at a medium speed until smooth.
- Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed just until combined. Careful not to overmix!
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets that have been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
- Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer immediately to flat surface and let cool.
- Pour powdered sugar into a small bowl. Add in eggnog one tablespoon at a time until the consistency you like. Drizzle over the tops of the cooled cookies.
- Devour and enjoy!