Gluten-Free Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Frosting

Gluten-Free Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Icing

Holiday Cookie #3: Gluten-Free Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Frosting

A small delicious cookie with a hint of eggnog flavor and spices topped with a creamy eggnog spice frosting.

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas and end the of 2015? I’m a little excited to start the new year. 2015 wasn’t the best and it will be nice to have it behind me. I do need to make a list of goals for 2016 and start working towards those. It could be a big year in terms of change. Where and how I’m living, but we’ll see. A lot of little things need to align in order for that to fall into place. One thing at a time, right?

I’m really glad that these cookies worked out. I made five different types of cookies this holiday and only three were good and tasty. I attempted gingerbread cookie press cookies and maybe it was I don’t really like gingerbread cookies or they were very blah. Not a lot of taste to them. I even doubled the spices. The first failed were snowballs cookies that exploded on bite or even a touch. Those were good, but not what I wanted. I was told to try them again, since they can be a bit delicate to make. All the planets and stars need to align just right. Maybe next year I’ll  give them another go.

It’s looking like a white Christmas for us here in Colorado. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.
Merry Christmas!

Gluten-Free Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Icing

Gluten-Free Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Frosting
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Serves: 48
 
Recipe from Chef In Training
Ingredients
  • Eggnog Cookies
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I used Pamela's)
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum* (omit if you flour blend has xanthan gum)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Eggnog Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 5tablespoons eggnog
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease cookie sheet, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of stand mixer, cream butter, sugars until fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolks, eggnog and vanilla, continue beating until creamy.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Beat on medium until well combined.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop or roll into one inch balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350° F for 8-10 minutes and cook on wire rack
  7. Eggnog Frosting
  8. Cream butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Add eggnog, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beat for 3 minutes until smooth. Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle nutmeg over the frosting in desired.
Notes
*Omit if you flour blend has xanthan gum or guar gum
 

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