Frosted Eggnog Sugar Cookies

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Forsted Eggnog Sugar Cookies
Looking for the perfect cookie to surprise Santa with this year? Try my easy and EXTREMELY delicious Eggnog cookie! It's soft, not overly sweet, and melts in your mouth. You might want to double this recipe because trust me, they will go fast! Tis the season to be fat and happy!
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Cookies
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 3 cups all purpose flour
  7. 2 teaspoons baking power
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Icing
  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup eggnog
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. 5 cups confectionery sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F
  2. In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together your butter, vegetable shortening, sugar, and vanilla extract
  3. To that add the eggs and give it another mix to combine
  4. To the wet ingredients add the dry ingredients: flour, baking power, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  5. Mix until just combined. You don't want to over mix because you want to keep these cookies as light and fluffy as possible!
  6. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a parchment lined sheet tray and put it into your preheated oven
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes
  8. Once the cookies are out and cooling it's time to make the frosting
  9. In a bowl with an electric mixer cream the butter until smooth
  10. Add the eggnog, vanilla extract, and nutmeg and mix together
  11. Add in the confectionery sugar and mix until smooth
  12. Liberally frost the cooled cookies, sprinkle the tops with a little ground nutmeg, and serve! That's it. So easy and SO delicious. These cookies will become a tradition. Enjoy!
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