I absolutely love eggnog (and even have my own homemade eggnog recipe), but it is usually just too rich for me to drink it all by itself and it makes me sick to my stomach. My husband has to actually "monitor" me at Christmas, because he knows that I will still drink it, thinking that "this time will be different"... and then he will have to deal with me running to the bathroom!
Anyway....sorry to give you that visual!
Since I love eggnog so much, I am always trying to figure out how to get the flavor in to my life at this time of year. I will make my eggnog fudge recipe to add to my cookie trays, a batch of eggnog ice cream, I will use it as coffee creamer and I even came up with an eggnog bread pudding recipe last year!
But one of my favorite things to make with it are my eggnog cookies!
These eggnog cookies are great with a cup of coffee or tea, or you can go "old school" and pour yourself a big glass of milk and start dunking!
A couple of tips for making these eggnog cookies:
Don't skip using parchment paper or Silpat sheets. These cookies have a high butter content (and it is already a "wet dough" and the parchment paper (or Silpat sheets) will help to prevent the cookies from spreading too much!
These cookies are meant to be baked at just 300F. That is not a typo. Like you, I am conditioned to cook most cookies at 350F, but the lower temperature is going to give you a more chewy cookie!
Enjoy! Let me know if you made these and how they turned out for you!