Eggnog Meltaways

My picky 5 year old is obsessed with eggnog.  Everytime we go to the store he has to buy eggnog.  What is up with that?  I had all of the ingredients on hand to make these and they were easy to whip up a batch.  I love how these cookies meltaway in your mouth and have a subtle eggnog taste.  They were delicious!

*After Reading several comments that they didn’t taste enough like eggnog I adjusted the recipe and ingredients.  I made them and they turned out great.  12/20/2015
Eggnog Meltaways
 
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Ingredients
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment or spray with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the rum extract, vanilla, and eggnog, and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix to form a thick dough.
  2. Shape the dough into one inch balls and place 1-2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove and let cool 15 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar.
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