Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

"Eggnog is a traditional Christmas drink made with eggs, cream and sugar and sometimes flavored with rum,brandy or whiskey. This recipe uses it as a flavor for the cookies and then decorated with a egg yolk "paint". Makes a fun activity for the kids."
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Ready In:
1hr 11mins
6 1/2 dozen cookies




  • In large bowl, combine sugar, butter and eggs; beat until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in eggnog and vanilla.
  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, nutmeg and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture; blend well.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine egg yolks and water; blend well.
  • Divide mixture into several small cups; tint with food color.
  • If paint thickens, add a few drops water.
  • Heat oven to 350.
  • On floured board, roll half of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Cut with assorted 2 1/2 to 3 inch cutters, re-rolling dough as necessary.
  • Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Using small paint brush, paint designs on cookies with egg yolk paint.
  • Bake at 350 for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • Remove from cookie sheets.

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