12.24.2011

Eggnog Cookies

.  ONE. MORE. DAY.

I can't believe it.  Christmas is finally upon us.  It's one of those days that you can't wait to get here but once it does, you want time to slow down.  But I guess that's what makes it so special, huh?  What a wonderful day.


To get our Christmas weekend kicked off, Robbie and I had some long lost Creighton softball friends and family over last night for what we call a 'safety meeting.'  Long story short, the softball girls parents would meet out in the parking lot between our double headers every weekend for a 'safety meeting', which entailed large amounts of beer drinking.  Unfortunately I never really got to participate in the ridiculous amounts of fun those parents had [since the team was obviously supposed to be focusing on something else!] but boy, did those parents of ours create some lasting memories.  It's hilarious to see them get together and reminisce about the good ol' days.

But same goes for the softball ladies.  I had some of the most wonderful teammates, ladies that are unforgettable and will be lasting friends.  We're, of course, all off living our own [crazy busy] lives so  I don't get to see them ever.  So needless to say, last night was an absolute blast.

Since it's the Christmas weekend and my family is here, I'll have to share other pictures and recipes from the weekend later.  So stay tuned!


But I did want to give you an amazing holiday recipe that I made for the party last night.  Eggnog Cookies.  Okay, if you're not an eggnog fan, you can 'X' out of this post right now.  Because these are eggnog-goodness cookies.  Seriously, they exceeded my expectations and have easily become one of my most favorite cookies ever.  They're subtly sweet, made so by the eggnog, and have a great soft, soft shortbread texture.  It's not a crunchy shortbread, but I can't really think of another way to explain them.  But basically all you need to know is that they're fabulous.  And for a little extra eggnoggy boost, the cookies are drizzled with a simple eggnog glaze.

Due to the busy-ness of baking, cooking, and cleaning for the party yesterday, I didn't bother to take time of the actual baking process like I usually do.  But these cookies are pretty straight forward and I didn't have any extra notes I want to fill you in on.  So head on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything to get the full recipe and some additional pictures of these lovelies.  Also, here's a sneak peak of another dessert I made for the party but that'll have to come later  .


Merry Christmas Eve!

11 comments:

  1. Mhmm these eggnog cookies look delicious! Happy Holidays!

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  2. These are so pretty! I think we have some sugar cookie eggnog left that would be perfect for this recipe. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  3. Okay, that's it. I have to make eggnog cookies! :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  4. @kyleen They are FANTASTIC! I think everyone was a little skeptical at first but once they tried them, they easily became a favorite!

    @sue @ cake balls, cookies and more These cookies really are, I'd love to hear if you try them out!

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  5. I love how they look! eggnog cookies sounds just great, happy new year!

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  6. I do love eggnog--these cookies look yummy.

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  7. Your cookies are beautiful! Hope you had a great holiday! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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