These were a first for me. I like them, but I couldn't decide whether I should ice them or not, so I only iced a handful for a luncheon tomorrow. I may end up icing more ... I'll have to decide when I see what's left. I love the flavor of eggnog, but it's so rich, I can barely drink a shot glass full, so I like to try and incorporate it into other things.
2 1/4 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1 1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t salt
1 1/4 c sugar
3/4 c butter
1/2 c eggnog
2 t vanilla
additional nutmeg for garnish
eggnog / powdered sugar - icing
Preheat oven to 300 and line baking sheets with parchment.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, then stir in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla and eggnog, until smooth. Once the wet ingredients are thoroughly combined, stir in the dry ingredients, a little at a time, until smooth.
Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto prepared tray and sprinkle tops with additional nutmeg. Bake until bottom edges start to brown, 15-20". Let cool on trays for a few minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.
Once they have cooled, if you decide you want to ice them, just stir a little eggnog into some powdered sugar until the sugar has been absorbed you have reached a spreadable consistency. Spoon a little into the center of the cookie and use the back of the spoon to spread the icing out toward the edges. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg if desired.