Cranberry Eggnog Cookies With Orange Dream Glaze

Noelle Myers

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@noellemyers

These cookies are among my most requested for the Christmas Holidays - they are Christmas In a cookie, with the bright cranberries, and decadent Eggnog flavors they have won over the pickiest of cookie connoisseurs. The base of the recipe comes from my Great Great GREAT grandmother - over 200 years old!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
3-4 doz
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These will be a great addition to your holiday cookie tray. From the soft cookie and the pecans to the orange, cranberry and eggnog flavors, this is one impressive (and flavorful) cookie!

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
rum extract
1/2 c
eggnog
1 c
dried cranberries
3/4 c
chopped pecans
2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg

ORANGE DREAM GLAZE

1 1/8 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
orange extract
1
orange

Step-By-Step

1Pre heat oven to 350° F.

2Cream together butter and sugar.

3Blend in egg, vanilla, rum extract and eggnog.

4Stir in cranberries and pecans.

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5Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir into eggnog mixture just until incorporated.

6Scoop rounded teaspoons of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° F. for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove to a rack to cool completely.

7Glaze cooled cookies with Orange Dream glaze. (Recipe follows)

8Orange Dream Glaze: Mix together confectioners sugar, orange extract, the zest of one orange, and enough cold orange juice to make a thick glaze. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American