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Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Eggnog Cookies

12 Cookies of Christmas 2012

Eggnog Cookies

 

 

Eggnog.  Really, what says “Christmas” more than eggnog?  If you’re underage, fine to indulge in an alcohol-free version.  But please, PLEASE, P-L-E-A-S-E, do not search for this.  It is the holiday season.  If you are not going to indulge in full fat egg nog, you might just as well look for carrot sticks in your stocking.  I’m sorry but this time of year is for merry-making and happiness.  Give yourself a break; that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for.

 

I must confess I have never made from-scratch egg nog.  I don’t know why, really.  But I love the flavor, and the endless baking and cocktail possibilities it delivers.  The creaminess combined with spiciness lends itself perfectly to treats from the oven.

 

An online search a couple of years ago led me to a delicious cookie recipe that is now a regular in my Christmas baking routine.  It states, “These cookies are purported to be similar to a brand name cookie.”  I have absolutely no clue what that cookie might be and quite frankly I don’t need to know.  All I know is that it is fabulous.  And yes, they freeze perfectly.

 

Here are my beverage pairing choices for this NogALicious Treat:

 

Coffee:

Spiced Eggnog 

 

Tea:

Holiday Chai 

 

Creamer:

Eggnog Latte 

 

Syrup:

Eggnog syrup by DaVinci 

 

Cocktail:

Crystal Cocktail

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