Good morning Prim Friends!
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend! We were very busy as we had a blast watching our grandson Petie all weekend. He goes non-stop, and Grandma and Grandpa were pretty tired last night.
I thought I would share a picture of Peter's first meeting with Saint Nicholas at church yesterday. I wasn't sure he would sit on his lap, but once Saint Nick handed him a little present, Petie was okay with it.
Like most grandkiddos, Peter knows just where the cookie jar is! Well...he also knows where the panty is and is not shy about helping himself to peanuts, pretzels, etc.
Now I usually don't keep too many cookies around for Chris and I, because....well....we will eat them. But since Petie knows where the cookie jar is and asks all the time....of course...Grandma has to have cookies available.
So today's Recipe is for....of course....a cookie!
All good Christmas cookies have to have butter, spice and...eggnog...right? They remind us of Christmas on a plate!
Holiday Egg Nog Spice Cookies
3 sticks of butter (1 1/2 cups) softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom (I usually leave this out, as it isn't something I have on hand)
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup of course sugar, for rolling the cookie dough balls in
1/4 cup eggnog
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter & sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, egg yolk and molasses and mix just until combined.
Sift together your spices and dry ingredients and gradually add them to the butter/egg mixture, combine well, but don't overbeat.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Remove the dough and shape the dough into 2 inch balls. Roll the cookie balls in a bowl with the course sugar.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in a 350˚ oven for 13-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
While cookies are cooling, prepare your glaze. Once the cookies are cool, dip the top part of the cookie into the glaze. Be careful to not fully submerge...you only want to very lightly touch the glaze, so it doesn't flow into the beautiful cracks in the cookies.
I'll be back tomorrow with a fun Bottle Brush Tutorial!
Today's giveaway question is:
"Do you have a traditional family meal that you always serve on Christmas?"
Ours is roast beef, rosemary potatoes, popovers and glazed carrots.
Oooh...my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Don't forget to comment and answer the question on each day's post to be entered in the giveaway!!!