Thank you to Albertsons/Safeway for sponsoring this post sharing Chef Jeff Anderson’s Eggnog Cookies recipe.
The holiday baking season has officially begun for me! I love to bake, and Thanksgiving and Christmas gives me an excuse to go off the deep end when it comes to baking cookies! I rely on my neighborhood Safeway store for all of my baking supplies, especially Lucerne™ Dairy products, available exclusively at Safeway and Albertsons in the Seattle area. I’m not the only one baking because almost 8 million eggs are consumed between November and December.
Before I share the Eggnog Cookie Recipe with you, I want to share some tips from Albertsons and Safeway’s Executive Chef. Check them out while you’re making your shopping list, and go ahead and add to your list a few more Lucerne Dairy items, which provide a wide, affordable range of wholesome dairy products that shoppers can feel good about feeding their families and friends. I know I need to follow these tips and tricks, especially the part about premeasuring the ingredients! I’d rather not think about the cap falling off my cinnamon when I made a batch of eggnog cookies last week! Whoops!
- Take inventory: Before diving into cooking and baking this holiday season, check your pantry, refrigerator and freezer to make sure you have all the essentials. Need to do some last minute shopping?
- PRO TIP: Keep extra flour and sugar in the pantry, stock up on an 18 count of Lucerne® Eggs, and store Lucerne® Butter in the freezer so you have it on hand to make last minute dishes for the parties you’ll be attending or hosting!
- Gather, Measure, Ready: (Or in fancier terms, “Mise en Place”) Before you begin baking your scrumptious treats, organize all of your ingredients, utensils, and baking materials. Use these simple steps to help you prepare and not waste any time in the kitchen:
- Gather: Pull together all of your ingredients.
- Measure: Before you get your hands dirty, pre-measure your dry ingredients such as flour, salt, dairy, spices, etc.
- Ready: Get your oven pre-heated before you started, so there is no waiting around
- Get ahead of the game: Have an early morning start? Prepare dishes that can be made ahead of time and freeze them until it’s go time! As an example, freeze your Pumpkin Chocolate Rolls made with Lucerne® Pumpkin Flavored Cream Cheese and then pop into the oven just before guests arrive so they will smell the delicious aroma when they walk through the door!
- PRO TIP: Take the extra step, and prepare whipped cream to top off your desserts! Try out this recipe using just four ingredients including Lucerne® Heavy Whipping Cream. This is great for coffee drinks, kids’ treats, adult beverages and more!
- Dry run: Read over your recipe a few days in advance. When menu planning, make notes, check your inventory, and think through everything you’ll need to prepare the recipe.
You’ll love Chef Jeff Anderson’s Eggnog Cookies, and I sure hope I did his recipe justice. They’re not only delicious but pair perfectly with a glass of eggnog.
Eggnog Cookies (courtesy of Albertsons/Safeway stores)
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup Lucerne® Eggnog
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 300º. In a stand mixer combine butter with sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and eggnog mixing until combined. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in small portions until completely incorporated.
- On parchment lined baking sheet, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart. Bake 13-15 minutes. Let cool on sheet 2-3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Side note: I think the parchment paper is really important. I recently started using parchment paper in my baking and it’s made a huge difference, so that’s not a step you want to skip. It makes it so much easier to move your cookies from the baking sheet to the cooking rack too. You’ll also want to check the temperature of your oven, mine runs a smidge cooler, so I adjust my cooking times.
I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy Chef Jeff’s Eggnog Cookies, and be sure to check out additional Lucerne Dairy Farms inspired recipes perfect for the holidays!