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Is there anything that reminds you of the holiday’s more than the spicy flavor of gingerbread or the smooth creaminess of eggnog? Those two flavors make you want to grab a family member and sing carol around the Christmas tree… don’t they?
Well, at least in my house.
Although, off topic…have you ever made or had homemade eggnog? Yeah. I just can’t. Google how it’s made and then come back to me and let me know what you think. I want to talk about all tasty cookies and not get you weirded out.
Umm, yeah. About those cookies :). I make a classic gingerbread cookie that always makes my Christmas cookie making list. Always.
You CANNOT say you are a Christmas cookie maker and not make gingerbread. Sorry, folks…it’s the truth.
My gingerbread cookies are crispy, spicy, warm, and sweet. At the very same time. I use THIS gingerbread cookie recipe.
But then I go one step better. And put eggnog on top of the gingerbread cookies. Smooth, creamy eggnog. In frosting form. I KNOW!!! Don’t you just die.
It’s easy, really. I can hear you thinking there are too many steps or it’s too complex for you because you aren’t a food blogger and spend all your time in the kitchen like me.
First, I have teenagers, a business, a husband, NINE brothers and sisters, FIVE bro and sisters-in-law, a dog, and live in MN where we shovel 452 days of the year. I don’t have time for silly stuff either.
This eggnog icing is fast and easy. And tastes like heaven. No silly stuff, I promise!
Okay, so the addition of little pearls on the star edges might have been overkill. But, I was watching Games of Thrones and needed a reason to “work while I watch”. Putting little pearls on one by one takes time! I got an entire episode in while I did them :). Sometimes you gotta be clever. And, let’s be serious…the pearls make the cookies prettier. Which makes you click over to see the recipe. Which makes you hear about this yummy frosting. And the frosting makes your life better while still being simple. Which makes me good at my job.
So YOU can skip the little pearls. But DON’T skip the frosting. Please. Try it!
- 2 oz soft cream cheese
- 1/4 cup soft butter
- 3 tablespoons eggnog
- 1 cup powedered sugar
- pinch of cinnamon
- Beat the cream cheese and butter together.
- Add in the eggnog and cinnamon.
- Beat in the powdered sugar.
Add additional powdered sugar if the icing is too runny.