Cranberry Eggnog Cookies With Orange Dream Glaze

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Noelle Myers

By
@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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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.
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 Cranberry Eggnog Cookies With Orange Dream Glaze

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