This holiday season, let’s skip the store-bought cookies and take a bite out of Christmas with this simple dessert recipe for Eggnog Knot cookies. This recipe blends the rich eggnog flavours of nutmeg, cinnamon and rum making these Christmas treats taste and look festive. If you thought I went bananas for all things pumpkin spice it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love Eggnog. I love it in a morning latte and I love it spiked with rum before I go to bed. I’ve even heard it makes the most delicious French toast ever! Who doesn’t love a glass of rich eggnog? From Thanksgiving all the way to New Years Eve it’s one of my favourite holiday indulgence.
I bet you can’t eat just one of these eggnog knot cookies…
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) spiced rum or amber rum
- 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking powder
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) icing sugar
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) spiced rum or amber rum
- 2 tsp (10 mL) water
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly grated nutmeg
- In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg yolks and rum.
- In separate bowl, whisk together flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture, blending with hands if necessary.
- Divide into quarters. Roll each quarter into 10-inch (25 cm) log. Cut logs into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick slices. Work each slice with hands until malleable and smooth. Roll each into 6-inch (15 cm) rope; tie in knot.
- Place knots, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 300F (150C) oven until golden and browned on bottoms, about 25 minutes.
- Glaze: In heatproof bowl, mix together icing sugar, rum, water and nutmeg until smooth. Place over saucepan of simmering water; whisk until slightly warm. Remove from heat.
- With fork, dip warm knots into glaze, rewarming glaze if necessary. Let stand on rack until dry and cool, about 30 minutes, using spatula to loosen.
How do you enjoy your eggnog?
This Eggnog knot cookie recipe is featured on Cookies 101: How to decorate cookies, cookie video how-tos and cookie recipes and Traditional cookies for The Great Canadian Cookie Exchange