Frosted Eggnog Cookies

If you've followed me for a while now, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of eggnog, especially when it's in baked goods. I try to make a new goodie every year around Christmastime and this year I finally made these frosted eggnog cookies! 

They are so thick, fluffy and have the perfect eggnog flavor. They're honestly good enough on their own, but the frosting takes them over the edge. If you have an eggnog lover in your life, these are the perfect cookies for them!

Frosted Eggnog Cookies
Adapted from Cooking Classy
Makes 24 cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg, plus more for topping
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. rum extract
1/2 cup eggnog

Eggnog Frosting
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 Tbsp. eggnog
1/4 tsp. rum extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon for 30 seconds, set aside. 
2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. 
3. Mix in egg yolks one at a time, blending just until combined after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract, rum extract and eggnog. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. 
4. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
5. Using a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto a Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2 inches apart. 
6. Bake in preheated oven 11-13 minutes. Allow to rest on baking sheet at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Let cool completely then frost with Eggnog Frosting and sprinkle tops lightly with nutmeg.

For the Eggnog Frosting: 
1. Add the butter to a mixing bowl and whip the butter with a hand mixer until very pale and fluffy. Add in rum extract and eggnog. Slowly mix in powdered sugar until frosting has reached desired consistency. 


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