Eggnog Sugar Cookies
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Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Soft and moist eggnog sugar cookies with fluffy eggnog frosting!
Course Dessert
Keyword eggnog, sugar cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar (divided)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and very lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, cream butter for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Add vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups sugar, powdered sugar, eggnog, and eggs and mix well.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until dough comes together.
  • Roll 1/4 cup dough into a ball. Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll ball in the sugar to coat. Place ball on prepared baking sheet. Use the bottom of a tall glass or cup to flatten the dough ball to about 1/2 inch thickness. (The sides of the dough should squish out around the bottom of the glass) Repeat process with remaining dough.
  • Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes until cookies look "dry" but are still pale in color. Allow to cool 3-4 minutes on the baking sheet. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool completely.
  • To prepare the frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy (1-2 minutes). Add powdered sugar and mix until very thick. Add eggnog and mix until frosting is smooth. Spread on cooled cookies. Store in airtight container. (See note)

Notes

* Because this frosting will stay soft, I recommend waiting to frost the cookies until shortly before serving. Keep cookies and frosting stored in separate containers in the meantime! This way you don't have to worry about stacking the sugar cookies in a container when they are frosted.