These soft, nutmeg and eggnog cookies with creamy eggnog filling are the perfect cookie for the eggnog lover in your life!
I’ve had a pint of eggnog in my refrigerator for about 10 days now. I don’t even drink eggnog. But… I have baked with it in the past. Last year I made cinnamon eggnog & bourbon cupcakes that I rave reviews about. This year, I wanted to try something a little different.
I had seen eggnog drop cookies that were iced all over Pinterest. I’m sure they were all delicious, but I wanted a cookie that looked a little more polished and finished. So, I set out to come up with a recipe that I could roll out and cut with a cookie cutter!
I started with a basic sugar cookie recipe. To compensate for the eggnog I wanted to add to the batter, I needed to reduce some of the other wet ingredients. I figured the fat and the egg would be the best… since there was both of those in the eggnog itself.
The batter – well it was delicious on it’s own. I took one lick off the beater and I was like WOAH this is so much better than I thought it would be! I mean, I expected the eggnog flavor to be there… but I didn’t think it’d be that strong! I was so excited to get them baked!
Although the cookies looked neater, being a cutout cookie – they were still a little plain. So, I decided to put two of them together and fill them with an eggnog frosting. This frosting is essentially a buttercream, but it’s not a thick as what I’d use to frost a cupcake. To get the rich, eggnog flavor – I didn’t use any milk or cream… all eggnog. And of course, I whipped the heck out of it to get it fluffy and smooth!
Serious amounts of eggnog flavor in these cookies. Serious amounts of yum. So, if you’re looking for something a little different this holiday season and you absolutely love eggnog… try these eggnog cookies! They won’t disappoint!