Saturday, December 22, 2012

Egg Nog Snickerdoodles


Hey there Peeps!  Welcome to the last Saturday before Christmas!  Woot!  I'm not done yet.  Still a few more gifts to buy and I still have wrapping to do.  That's okay.  I love Christmas and I love getting things ready for all of our family get togethers and, of course, for Santa''s midnight ride.  ;-)

Yesterday was my last day at school/work until after the New Year *happy dance*.  I participated in a cookie exchange this week and I made one of our family's favorite cookies..."Egg Nog Snickerdoodles".  Yum!
I've had a few people ask for the recipe so I thought I'd share it here for all of you.  These cookies are UH mazing and really easy to make.  I hope you enjoy them.

EGG NOG SNICKERDOODLES

Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg and remaining sugar. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. 
  • Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Have a magical weekend,



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