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12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day Eleven

I'm super excited about these cookies! I absolutely love eggnog, so why not make a cookie with it? These are called Eggnog Kringla and apparently they are Norwegian. With their cute pretzel shape and delicious eggnog flavor, they turned out to be one of my favorites.

Eggnog Kringla:

Ingredients:

1/2 c butter, softened

3/4 c sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp rum extract

3 c flour

3/4 c eggnog

1 recipe eggnog icing (below)

Ground nutmeg

Directions:

In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the sugar, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in baking powder, baking soda, the 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, and salt until combined. Beat in egg, vanilla, and rum extract until combined. Alternately add flour and eggnog, beating after each addition until combined. Divide dough in half. Wrap and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a well-floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time into a 10x5-inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife, cut each rectangle crosswise into twenty 5x1/2-inch strips. Roll each strip into a 10-inch rope. On an ungreased cookie sheet, shape rope into a loop, crossing rope over itself about 1 1/2 inches from ends. Twist rope at crossing point. Lift ends over loop and the ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven about 5 minutes or until tops are very light brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely. Drizzle cookies with Eggnog Icing. If desired, sprinkle with additional nutmeg.

Eggnog Icing:

Ingredients:

2 c powdered sugar

1/4 c eggnog

1/4 tsp rum extract

Directions:

In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, dairy eggnog, and rum extract until smooth. Stir in additional eggnog, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to make an icing of drizzling consistency.

Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I did and hope you're having an absolutely glorious Christmas Eve! 

Eggnog Kringla | Recipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens