Tuesday, December 22, 2009

baking day results

The new cookie recipe is definitely a hit- last week, eggnog pie, this week, eggnog cookies.  I don't really care to drink eggnog, but I sure do love the flavor in baked goods-yummy!  This is not an original recipe, but I will post it here giving full credit to Martha.....

Eggnog Cream Melt-Aways
from Martha Stewart Living

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c sifted confectioners' sugar
1 t pure vanilla extract
1 T bourbon
1 t rum extract
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1/4 t salt
1 1 /4 t nutmeg
1/2 c confectioner's sugar (for sifting)
2/3 t nutmeg (for sprinkling)

-preheat oven to 400
-using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 min)
-add the vanilla, bourbon and rum extract and blend well
-in separate bowl, stir the flour, salt and nutmeg together
-gradually blend dry mix into butter mixture, stirring until just incorporated
-roll dough into 1 inch balls
-bake about 7-8 minutes, until the cookies are set but not brown
-cool on rack for 5 minutes
-while still slightly warm, roll in confectioners' sugar and nutmeg
(makes about 2 dozen)

I am going to keep the new pie recipe under wraps as of yet.....I think that it's going to be a hit, but I still have a bit of tweaking to do.......


  1. Now if only Martha would give YOU full credit for being years ahead on all her magazine features!

  2. Mmmm eggnog~ Since the Christmas season is nearing, eggnog-based food and drinks are being rampant.

    Now, your post makes me want to chug eggnog.