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Holiday Recipe: Eggnog Cookies!

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My husband has a work holiday party tomorrow, and he mentioned last night that they’re supposed to bring a food item to share. He mumbled something about how he could just bring money to donate instead, then he glanced at me slyly and said, “but you make really good cookies…” 

Well, okay then mister! As if you have to twist my arm to bake Christmas cookies! Smile So I decided to try a fun new recipe and ended up with this soft, extraordinary cookie that is sure to conjure up that holiday spirit at any party!


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Eggnog Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks (or 2 flax eggs*)

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2.) Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg in small bowl

3.) Cream sugars, butter, and oil until fluffy. Add eggnog, vanilla, and eggs (or substitute); beat at medium speed until smooth.

4.) Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined.

5.) Refrigerate dough for an hour, to make it easier to handle

6.) Roll in 1 inch balls, bake on ungreased cookie sheet 15-18 minutes until lightly browned on bottom. Yields 4 dozen cookies

*Flax eggs can be used for vegan baking (or if you ran out of eggs!). Grind up flax seeds in a coffee or spice grinder. Mix 2 tbsp ground flax with 1/4 cup boiling water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, until it thickens to an egg-like gel. Then simply use in place of eggs in most baking recipes!


Eggnog Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • ~1.5 tbsp eggnog

1.) Add first 2 ingredients in a small bowl, then add only 1 tbsp eggnog. Mix well.

2.) Continue stirring, and add 1/2 tsp more eggnog at a time until frosting is at the desired consistency. I did mine as a glaze, so I thinned it to about the consistency of honey.

3.) Frost cookies and top with a very light dusting of nutmeg.

*This made the perfect amount of frosting for the 48 cookies I made. Frosting can easily be doubled though, just remember to add the liquid small amounts at a time.

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I love this frosting – when it’s thin like this it drips perfectly down the sides and smooths out so beautifully! Plus it hardens quickly with that gorgeous shiny gloss!

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I definitely recommend you try this recipe for any upcoming holiday gatherings! And let me know how you liked it!

 

Question for you: What’s your favorite holiday cookie to make/eat?

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DIY Adorable Christmas Tree Skirt

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I just came across the most adorable Christmas tree skirt ever – and it’s a DIY!!

The two lovely ladies form Do It Yourself Divas have posted a step-by-step tutorial for how to make this sweet burlap and lace tree skirt!

 

 

Wouldn’t that be gorgeous to have under your tree?! So romantic and pretty! ❤

Plus, they just said that they are willing to sell them if you don’t have the time to make it! Check out the details on their site..

New Products, New Style

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It’s well known in my circle of friends and family that I love to crochet. And this means that whenever someone sees an item in a store that is knit or crocheted, they immediately send me a picture in excitement, saying “can you make this!?!”. Invariably I can work something out similar, which is probably just as exciting to me as it is to the person I make it for!  Smile 

Well, this recently happened with my friend going on about an adorable ribbed neckwarmer that closes with ruffled buttonholes. It seemed quite simple, but once I made the item I realized it was an area lacking in my store. I love circle cowls, but haven’t made any open neckwarmers with buttons. Or ruffles!

So I’ve been busting my butt perfecting the pattern and whipping these bad boys up for the store! I’m still searching for just the right buttons, then I’ll take better pics and list the items. But first, here’s a sneak peek at my new products!


I’m focusing on my basic, rich colors. Here are a few Christmas-inspired ones:

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A closeup – see the pretty sparkle in the white/silver? LOVE!

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And I’m busy making more deep winter colors to go with anything!

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I aim to have them in the shop by this weekend!

*Also – keep an eye out for an upcoming announcement regarding this weekend’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!!

Not Your Usual Christmas decorations..

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Decorate your home with a unique flair this year, all for $25 or less!

Guaranteed to be the talk of your friends and family! 🙂


Christmas Elf. Unusual art b…

$25.00

Funny Christmas Card, Quirky…

$3.00

Dark Green Monster Foot Holi…

$15.00

The Boxer – Mustache Christm…

$6.00

Santa Clauctopus Christmas O…

$15.00

Desperate for Presents – Chr…

$3.50

Christmas Kitsch Santa Cross…

$5.00

Large Gold and Red Beaded Sp…

$11.00

Green Toy Brick Christmas Ba…

$10.00

Nutcracker – GingerDead Goth…

$2.75

BREAKFASTmen Ornament

$12.00

Santa Okra Ornaments

$12.50

Recycled LightBULB Snowman S…

$5.00

MATURE… Christmas Fetish ….

$12.00

kewpie doll head gold glitte…

$13.99

Great White Shark with Chris…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Elegant Christmas Decor

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I’ve been very into simple, elegant Christmas décor this year. So I gathered a collection that will add a classy Christmas feel to your home.


 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking!

*For the rest of the collection, click here. Enjoy!