Butterscotch Eggnog Stars

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READY IN: 28mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and eggnog. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide into three portions and chill overnight.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out oneportion at a time to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut with a floured 3 1/2 inch star cutter.
  • Cut out centers with a 1 1/2 inch star cutter.
  • Line baking sheets with foil; grease foil.
  • Place large star cutouts on prepared baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp candy in center of each.
  • Repeat with remaining dough; reroll small cutouts if desired.
  • Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully slide foil and cookies from baking sheets onto wire racks to cool.
  • For icing, beat confectioners' sugar, rum extract and enough eggnog to achieve drizzling consistency.
  • Drizzle over cooled cookies if desired. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
  • Let stand until hardened.
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