These cookies are similar to a holiday snickerdoodle. They are rich and buttery. I use commercial eggnog but you can make your own. I use fresh nutmeg both in the cookie and grated on top. You can usually pick up a small bag with 8-10 whole nutmeg and they will last forever. I grate them on the small size grate on a regular box grater.
bake in 350 degree oven makes about 4 dozen
- 12oz or 3 sticks unsalted room temperature butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 cup granulated cane sugar
- 4 egg yolks (use the whites for an omelette or give to the dog)
- 1 cup egg nog
- 1 Tbl. vanilla extract
- 4 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- pinch ground clove
- 1 tsp. sea salt.
In a bowl mix together flour, spices, salt and baking powder, set aside. In a mixer if possible cream together butter and sugars. Once light and fluffy add egg yolks, vanilla and eggnog. Mix well.
In small batches add the dry ingredients until all are incorporated. I prefer to allow the dough to chill for an hour or so.
Using a spoon place mounds onto a sheet pan and top with grated nut meg. Bake in preheated over for 15-18 min. Until cookies are brown on edges and light brown on top. Remove from over, allow to cool on pan for 5 min then remove and cool on a rack.