Eggnog Cookies & Peppermint Pudding Cookies

Christmas

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness, but fatliness is next to saintliness…so bring on the cookies!”

                                                                    -Santa Claus, DFA

Peppermint Pudding Cookies

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  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (5.1 oz) package vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup white or vanilla cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 package (12 oz) white chocolate chips (the ones with cocoa butter)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup crushed candy canes (approx. 6) for top of cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Stir together flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together. Add in pudding package and cake mix and beat until well blended.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated. Add in the entire bag of white chocolate chips and mix.
  4. Scoop out 1″ balls onto a greased baking sheet. Flatten and sprinkle with candy canes before baking. Bake at 350 for 10 – 15 minutes.  Makes about 40 cookies.

Eggnog Cookies

(originally from tidymom.net)

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  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup alcoholic eggnog (or add 1-2 tablespoons rum if using non alcoholic eggnog)
  • 1-3 tbsp eggnog and approximately 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar for the glaze
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, mix sugar and butter together. Add egg yolks and vanilla to the mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. Finally, add eggnog (and rum if using) and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Slowly add flour mixture into eggnog/sugar mixture until completely combined, but be careful not to over-mix.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes. Remove immediately, and move to a cooling rack.
  6. Once cookies have cooled, mix together the eggnog and powdered sugar until the consistency of paste.  Brush glaze onto cookies and sprinkle with nutmeg.  Makes about two dozen cookies.

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