Eggnog Malt Cookies

The Story:
         When I see eggnog next to the milk in the grocery store, I know it’s the holiday season.  I love everything about it—the richness, the flavor, the texture.  But I hate how fast it goes when I go home for Christmas.  I don’t think it even makes it into the fridge.  It just goes from the grocery sack straight to glasses. 
         This recipe is a twist from my original Eggnog Cookie recipe
Cookies:
1 ¼ cup sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
½ cup eggnog
2 ¼ cups flour
1/3 cup powder malt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Glaze:
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoons eggnog
1 teaspoon powdered malt
Directions:
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
2.    Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. 
3.    Add egg yolks one at a time on slow.
4.    Add vanilla.
5.    In a separate bowl, combine flour, malt, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.
6.   Pour half of the flour mixture into the egg/sugar mixture.
7.    Add eggnog.
8.   Pour in remaining flour mixture. Stir only until combined,
9.   Make small dough balls (dough may be sticky) and freeze in a tupperware for 10 minutes.
10.Place on cookie sheets and bake for 12-18 minutes or until the edges are barely brown.
11.   Glaze: combine all ingredients using a whisk or a fork.  Drizzle over warm cookies and top with cinnamon sugar.


11 thoughts on “Eggnog Malt Cookies

  1. 1
    Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom says:

    Yikes! Sorry I never got back to you about the malt but it looks like you figured it out!!Sorry about that. It's been a bit crazy around here and I totally forgot. They look delicious – will definitely give them a try. I love malt in just about anything!!!

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Be a pro and give us a yield!

  3. 3
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Yields about 35!

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Did you know they make canned eggnog? I think it is made by Borden's, but not 100% sure. Anyway you can get it year round. I have a cousin that makes an eggnog cake that turned me onto it!

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Is powder malt the same as malted milk powder? Thanks.

  6. 6
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Yes! The Carnation stuff is what I used

  7. 7
    MzCosby09 says:

    These look really good. I'm going to try them over the christmas holiday. Thanks

  8. 8
    Roni says:

    Just made these cookies. It made 56 cookies and I baked them for 15 minutes. For the glaze, I had to use 4 tablespoons of eggnog to make it pourable to drizzle.

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Yum! Trying these today!!

  10. 10

    Thoughtful post! Keep up the great work!

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