Eggnog Christmas Cookies

Eggnog Christmas Cookies

So who doesn’t like the sweet eggnog flavour, reminiscent of the holiday spirit? As it turns out, a lot of people really dislike it, for some its the “egg” flavour or it is “too milky” or it does not have “enough spike”. Enter these scrumptious eggnog christmas cookies, one bite and I guarantee you’ll fall in love with them. Not to mention, your entire house will be smelling like christmas!

Eggnog Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 cinnamon
  • 2 tsp rum
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. Whisk together all of your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg), set aside.
  3. Grab a handful of your dry ingredients blend and coat your raisins in it (this will ensure that your raisins don’t sink to the bottom of your cookies).
  4. In a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, or with a handheld mixer, beat the butter and the brown sugar until it reaches a light color and a fluffy consistency.
  5. Reduce speed and add the wet ingredients, one at a time (egg yolk, eggnog, rum).
  6. Slowly add the flour blend until combined, making sure you don’t overmix.
  7. Slowly, with the use of a spatula, fold in the raisins..
  8. Refrigerate your cookie dough for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  9. Portion your cookie dough with the use of an ice cream scoop. I used 1 1/2 tbs of dough for each cookie.
  10. Bake for approx. 9-12 min, or until the edges are golden.
  11. Transfer to cooling racks and let them cool completely.

Eggnog Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs rum
  • 2tbs eggnog

Directions

  • Mix in all of the ingredients.
  • If the mixture is too runny, add more powdered sugar, one tbs at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Place your glaze in a piping bag and drizzle onto your cooled cookies.
  • Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, drop a comment down below and let me know how they turned out!

“2 Easy” teacher appreciation treats!

“2 Easy” teacher appreciation treats!

When Fancy Sprinkles announced their next collection, the “Back To School” blends, I knew I wanted to create something that absolutely anyone could make. These treats are so easy to make, that you need no baking experience whatsoever. In fact, you don’t even have to bake a single thing, so clean-up won’t be an issue at all. Hazel is still too young to assist, but I can’t wait to make these with her when she is ready. I think this is also a great and easy activity for a rainy day or snow storm. Honestly, you can even make these to get your little ones excited to go back to school!

Here is what you will need to make these super cute edible pencils:

  • Wafer Cookies – I chose the vanilla ones since they really remind me of the traditional, yellow, #2 pencils we all used in grade school
  • Fancy Sprinkles – Vanilla Flavoured Easy Candy in Calamine Pink & Optic White
  • Pop Quiz” or “Teacher’s PetFancy Sprinkles blend
  • Milk or dark chocolate chips

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That is it guys! FOUR ingredients! It really can’t get any easier than that!

Step 1.

Cut the tip of your wafer cookies, making sure you shape it into a little triangle, this will be the tip of your “pencil”

Step 2.

Microwave your “Calamine Pink” Easy Candy for 20-30 seconds at low power. Massage and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds until the candy is melted. Cut the tip, making sure you make a small opening, enough for the candy to flow through, but small enough for you to have full control as you pipe the “eraser” onto your wafer. Something that helped me stay consistent was counting the squares on the wafer cookies to make sure the “eraser” was more or less the same size across all of your pencils.

Step 3.

Repeat the same heating process for your “Optic White” Easy Candy and pipe the “tip” of your pencil, making sure you cover all of the triangular area.

Step 4.

Place a chocolate chip on the tip of your pencil. Make sure you work fast and place it on the tip before the white chocolate hardens. I recommend that you work on 3-4 pencils at a time, this will make sure that your tip doesn’t harden before you place your chocolate chip!

Step 5.

Sort out the # 2’s from your Fancy Sprinkles blend and set them aside.

Step 6.

With the help of a toothpick, place a dollop of Easy Candy just above the eraser, making sure you center it. Take your #2 sprinkle and place it over the dollop of Easy Candy and let it set (it takes only a few seconds with a small dollop).

Voilá! There you have it – the easiest, non bake treat that your kiddos will love to give their favorite teachers! If you want to jazz it up a little, you can use strawberry wafer cookies and your favorite selection of sprinkles to make glittery, shimmery pencils!

Would you gift these to your kiddos teachers? What other sweet treats have you gifted your favorite teachers in the past? Let me know in the comments down below!