The Tri-City Herald's Food & Wine section Dec. 23 will feature Menu Planner, a weekly feature giving seven days of dinner menus, shopping hints and tips on using leftovers from one meal in a new way later in the week. The section also includes more recipes plus buying, cooking and health tips on a variety of food-related subjects.
Holiday Eggnog Cookies
This recipe is from Modesto, Calif.-based Foster Farms Dairy.
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cups salted butter, softened
1/2 cup egg nog
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well with wire whisk and set aside.
Cream sugar and butter with electric mixer until grainy paste is formed. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth.
Add flour mixture and beat at low speed just until combined - do not overmix. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets 1-inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
Transfer to cool, flat surface immediately.
From: fosterfarmsdairy.com and click on “Recipes.”