When you think of the flavors of Christmas, what comes to mind? I think of peppermint and egg nog! Egg nog is one of those classic flavors that is a necessity of the holiday season. A cup of egg nog is delicious, but I love the idea of dessert + egg nog even more. I’ll give you another amazing idea if you haven’t already found it out: egg nog is delicious in place of coffee creamer!
These Chocolate Toffee and Egg Nog Cookies use some of the best egg nog around……AE Egg Nog! Everyone around these parts are known to freeze AE Egg Nog to tide them over until next Christmas. AE Egg Nog frozen in its carton will last one year in the freezer. YES!
AE Dairy makes Classic Egg Nog, Lite Egg Nog and Mimi’s Milk Nog (which is half AE Classic Egg Nog and half fat free milk). I would recommend using AE’s Classic Egg Nog or Lite Egg Nog in this cookie recipe.
You’ve heard me rave for months about AE Dairy‘s products and their family-owned company. They have become a staple ingredient in the kitchens of Iowans for generations. I grew up with AE Chocolate Milk in the fridge and I have been fortunate to get the opportunity to sit in on a taste test and experiment with all types of AE Dairy products and flavors. Many of the ingredients and flavors I have ended up using in these recipes are some I have never tried before, but have become my new favorites. I truly don’t know if I have found an AE Dairy product I haven’t liked.
I am going to a Christmas cookie exchange on December 18th and I’m bringing six dozen of these cookies along. Are you heading to a cookie exchange this holiday season? These cookies are not your traditional Christmas cookie, but I guarantee they will not disappoint!
- 1 cup butter
- 1½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup AE Egg Nog
- 3¾ cup flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cream of tarter
- 1 8oz pkg Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 stick of butter
- 3-4 Tbls. AE Egg Nog
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- In a mixer, cream the butter. Add the sugar and mix until fluffy.
- Add the eggs, salt, vanilla and AE Classic or Lite Egg Nog and mix for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, and Heath toffee bits and mix until combined.
- Using a cookie scooper, place 12 small cookies on a baking sheet. Using a small spoon, press the middle of the cookies down to create an indent, similar to a thumbprint cookie.
- Bake for 9 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the frosting. Cream room temperature butter, powdered sugar and AE Egg Nog together. Add the mixture to a Ziploc baggy and cut the tip off to create a homemade piping bag. Once the cookies are cool, pipe the Egg Nog frosting into the middle of the cookies. Top with crumbled Heath bars.
Are you looking for other recipes using egg nog? Check out AE Dairy’s website for delicious recipes!
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