Let the Christmas baking begin! Over the weekend my mum and I made a ton of cookies! We made my favourite gingerbread ones, candy cane biscotti (recipe coming soon) and these eggnog sugar cookies! They were super easy to make and are soo yummy. I am NOT a professional cookie decorater so do not judge me on my sloppy icing job, ha!
EGGNOG SUGAR COOKIES
(makes about 36 cookies)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp rum extract
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
In an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Beat in eggs and rum extract. Gradually add flour mixture until just combined.
Gather into a ball then divide in half. Shape halves into two flat discs and then wrap each one in saran wrap and put in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375. Line cookie sheets with parchment. Dust a surface with flour and then roll out the dough until it’s 1/8 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out some fun shapes and then arrange cookies on the cookie sheets.
Bake until cookies start to brown at the edges (about 7-8 minutes). Let cookies cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
Decorate with Royal Icing.