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cranberry eggnog cookies with orange dream glaze

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Noelle Myers
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. This cookie has a slight eggnog flavor and is delicious with bits of pecans and cranberries in every bite. On top is a citrus glaze that's the perfect final touch. It's full of citrus flavor that's a nice contrast to the cookie.

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(4 ratings)
yield 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
  • 1 lg
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    rum extract
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    dried cranberries
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/8 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    orange extract
  • 1

How To Make cranberry eggnog cookies with orange dream glaze

  • Creaming butter and sugar.
    Preheat oven to 350° F. Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Adding egg, vanilla extract, rum extract, and eggnog.
    Blend in egg, vanilla, rum extract and eggnog.
  • Stirring in cranberries and pecans.
    Stir in cranberries and pecans.
  • Incorporating dry ingredients into batter.
    Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Stir into eggnog mixture just until incorporated.
  • Scooping dough onto a cookie sheet.
    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.
  • Confectioners' sugar, orange extract, orange zest, and enough orange juice.
    Orange Dream Glaze: Mix together confectioners' sugar, orange extract, the zest of one orange, and enough cold orange juice to make a thick glaze.
  • Adding glaze to the cooled cookies.
    Drizzle glaze over cookies.