These bite-sized Amish Friendship Bread Eggnog Cookies deliver a festive, holiday punch anytime of the year. They’re easy to whip up, and yield 40 small cookies.
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This is a great way to use up excess Amish Friendship Bread starter and leftover eggnog. They make the perfect snack following a hectic holiday week, and our neighbors loved them, too!
I used a cookie scoop to handle the dough, and then flattened them with the back of a spoon, but you can also drop the dough in heaping tablespoons. Place the cookie balls about 2″ apart.
Bake them in batches at 350 °F (177 °C). Take them out after 12 minutes, or as the edges begin to lightly brown. The cookies should stay pale in color.
I frosted, drizzle, and left them plain … it’s totally up to you! I topped some of them with nutmeg as well. Here’s the Eggnog Frosting recipe I used.
Amish Friendship Bread Eggnog Cookies
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg ground, plus extra as needed
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon ground
- ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon rum extract
- ½ cup eggnog
- Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon until well mixed.
- Using an electric stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
- Add egg yolks one at a time until just combined. Add starter, extracts, and egg nog.
- With the mixer set on low speed, add in dry ingredients until just incorporated, gently scraping down the sides as needed.
- Drop heaping tablespoons 2" apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.
- If desired, frost with Eggnog Frosting and sprinkle with nutmeg.
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