cranberry eggnog cookies with orange dream glaze

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Noelle Myers
from Grand Forks, ND

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves 3-4 doz
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry eggnog cookies with orange dream glaze

  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make cranberry eggnog cookies with orange dream glaze

  • 1
    Pre heat oven to 350° F.
  • 2
    Cream together butter and sugar.
  • 3
    Blend in egg, vanilla, rum extract and eggnog.
  • 4
    Stir in cranberries and pecans.
  • 5
    Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir into eggnog mixture just until incorporated.
  • 6
    Scoop 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.
  • 7
    Glaze cooled cookies with Orange Dream glaze. (Recipe follows)
  • 8
    Orange 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.
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