these cookies are very good. I followed the recipe exactly except that I sprinkled them w/red& green sprinkles. 20 mins at 300 degrees was way too long. In my oven it took more like 14 mins. Just be aware that these are not a very sweet cookie.
cant disagree that these are pretty tastey, i was a bit short on nutmeg so i didnt sprinkle the tops, i think i overmixed but it didnt do anything to the cookies. I got 40 some cookies, and they took only 18 minutes to bake. the dough was really sticky (probally because i overbeat) but i just threw globs on the trays and they spread out evenly, came off fine after cooling about 15 minutes, and are a nice, soft, well.. eggnoggy cookie lol. great recipe that will stick around on my cookie trays. Ill post a pic and update on if they freeze well when my trays go out
These cookies are AWESOME!!! They are now a permanent part of our Christmas traditions! My suggestions: Be very careful to not over-mix, and we prefer to sprinkle them with cinnamon (or cinnamon sugar!) rather than nutmeg. Our favorite topping though is Eggnog Icing (1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 3 T. eggnog mixed slowly together... before it hardens, sprinkle with either nutmeg or cinnamon lightly). With the icing, cookies are slightly sweeter and have more eggnog flavor.
These cookies are quite tasty. The dough was easy to work with and after being in the fridge for about 20 minutes, it was even easier to make the little dough balls. I can definitely taste the eggnog, although one friend who tried them said he couldn't really. The bottoms of the cookies stuck to one of the cookie sheets I was using but it was kind of an old baking sheet so I think that was the problem. Greasing them with a cooking spray seemed to help. If I make this recipe again I might add more spice for a more eggnoggy flavor and perhaps a little bit of eggnog glaze. Thanks for the tasty recipe!
Oh my God!!!! That says it all. I could barely get these out of the oven before the first batch was gone. I had to make more. Perfect for eggnog lovers.
I think these cookies have potential, but I need to make them a few more times to get it just right. The batter was really runny, and I think I'm going to try chilling it for a while next time. It was REALLY difficult to tell when they were done. I tried to take one off the pan after 20 minutes, and it just crinkled right up. I took that one out, but put the pan back in for a few minutes. They still wanted to crinkle, but when I broke open that very first one I took out, it was done. I wanted them to be soft, but they were chewy and thin. Perhaps by chilling the batter and rolling into balls, it will make a thicker cookie. I don't think this is a cookie I would want a lot of, but I do think it's a nice addition to a Christmas plate. They definitely taste like eggnog!
These were ok, not quite the full eggnog flavor we were looking for. They certainly disappeared quickly enough though! I made an icing to drizzle over top with eggnog so I sprinkled more nutmeg on top of that. We really liked that variation.
I love these cookies. The eggnog flavor is just strong enough.
Excellent! Thank you for such a wonderful treat! I made these for my family and for Xmas cookie tins!!
I was really hoping to love these with all the great reviews. I checked my first batch at 20 minutes and the bottoms were over browned, not burnt, but brown enough to make them not very appetizing. The second batch that went in came out after 17-18 minutes-the bottoms were fine but the rest of the cookie was undercooked. Maybe it is my oven. I also found the nutmeg was too strong-I should have upped the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon and cut the nutmeg down to 1/2 teaspoon. I'm sorry I couldn't rate these higher because I really love eggnog!