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Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

 

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Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter

2 cups sugar, divided

1/4 cup plain eggnog

1 tablespoon dark rum or brandy

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on high to beat the butter and 11/2 cups of the sugar until light and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly drizzle in the eggnog, rum and vanilla, mixing until completely incorporated. Add the eggs, then beat until well mixed.

Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

When ready to bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Working with 1 tablespoon of dough at a time, roll the dough between your hands to form balls. Roll each ball in the sugar mixture to coat evenly, then arrange on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between the cookies on all sides. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden, but still soft at the center. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Makes 36 cookies.

Per serving: 110 calories; 40 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 4.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 20 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 2 g protein; 75 mg sodium.

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