Eggnog Cut Outs


Eggnog Cut Out Cookies - Frosted

Cut outs are like the quintessential Christmas cookies. I have so many different recipes for cut outs from my Grandma’s White Cookies which produce a puffy light cookie to Gingerbread cut outs that are crisp and fragrant. We all have different things we look for in cut outs.

When I first thought about making these I was a bit hesitant because I detest eggnog. Yes, the holiday beverage of choice for many in not mine. But, these don’t actually have eggnog in them rather the nutmeg and cinnamon give the cookies the flavor of an eggnog.

Eggnog Cut Out Cookies

Verdict:

These cut outs are best for simple shapes such as bells, stars, trees. They did puff up a bit and spread just a little bit but still held their basic shapes.  The flavor is the standout of these cookies. Just a little bit of spice really makes them stand apart from an ordinary vanilla cut out.

Top with your choice of cream cheese frosting and sprinkles as you wish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large beaten eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/8 tsp + nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp + cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar to the butter while continue to beat.
  2. Blend the eggs in until well incorporated.
  3. Stir in the flour and spices. Dough will be very stiff but make sure all flour is well combined. If desired add more nutmeg and cinnamon to taste.
  4. Store overnight in a covered container.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees when ready to bake.
  6. Roll our cut outs to 1/4″. Place cut outs on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are brown and cookies are straw-colored.
  7. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool before decorating.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. My hubby would love these! He is huge on eggnog. I will have to try these soon for him!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope he likes them. You can also add a splash of rum extract for flavoring if he likes his eggnog with a kick. 😉

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  2. Gouchis Girl says:

    Yum! I thought about doing something like this. They look great!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  3. Audrey says:

    Great timing! My cousin and I are making cookies on Sunday afternoon and I’d like to try a new cut out cookie recipe. I laughed, I don’t care for eggnog either! But regular cutouts are so bland, these will be a nice change in flavor!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like them a such as we do. You are right about plain vanilla cut outs and these have just a hint of spice.

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  4. mkcasey80 says:

    Eggnog rocks!

    Marcey

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Haha. My kids love it so they make their own. I think it is the idea of drinking raw eggs that gets to me.

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      1. mkcasey80 says:

        My husband does an absolutely fabulous egg nog, that packs a wallop! Not for kids!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          With these cookies you can add a splash of rum extract to add the flavor if you like.

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  5. wow a nice twist I love this!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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