Eggnog Lofthouse Cookies

Eggnog Lofthouse Cookies

Lofthouse is well known for their soft sugar cookies iced in colorful frostings and adorned with sprinkles.  They are addictive in both texture and taste.  We made our own version that has a wee bit of eggnog in both the sugar cookie and the frosting.  Resulting in a lovely, but lightly eggnog flavored version that is perfect for enjoying with a tall glass of Eggnog itself.

Serve up some Eggnog Lofthouse Cookies

The cookies aren’t overly sweet or heavy.  And they are perfect for Eggnog lovers and nae-sayers alike. By itself the cookie is delicate and just barely sweet, which makes it the perfect vehicle for buttercream frosting. Feel free to dye your buttercream green or red to embrace the season, but we liked the double vanilla feel with colorful sprinkles!

Eggnog Lofthouse Cookie

EGGNOG LOFTHOUSE COOKIES

for the cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

for the icing

  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Eggnog
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

plus more Eggnog to thin; or more powdered sugar to
thicken as needed 

optional

  • sprinkles, of choice
  • or cinnamon/nutmeg for dusting

DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to a classic 350.

In a bowl whisk together: flour, baking powder, and salt. {you could add additional cinnamon/nutmeg here, if desired (1/2 tsp/each)}

In another bowl cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg + egg white + Eggnog + vanilla; whip until incorporated.

Combine dry and wet, mixing until just combined.  Scoop dough out by heaping Tbsp fulls {or using your handy cookie scoop}; space about 2-inches apart on silpat or parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 11-13 minutes.  They will begin to brown lightly on bottoms and around edges.  Cool completely.

While baking/cooling…. let’s whip up the best part – Eggnog Buttercream Frosting.

In a large bowl cream butter until light and fluffy; add remaining ingredient and whip again, until creamy and fully incorporated – may need to scrape down sides of the bowl once or twice… powdered sugar sticks to everything!  Adjust with Eggnog to thin and powdered sugar to thin.  Taste and if you like spice it up with some cinnamon/nutmeg to draw on those Eggnog flavors.  Or wait and dust the tops with it.

Eggnog Lofthouse Cookie Bite
Look at that tender cookie… ❤

 

Now decorate! or don’t… just eat them. They are soft and comforting and buttery.  Three amazing things to be when you are a cookie.
I like to keep mine refrigerated in an airtight container, because I like my buttercream firm, but they will be fine on the counter too.

Eggnog Buttercream on Eggnog Sugar Cookie

 

We love sprinkles,

ApronClad

 

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