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Eggnog Blossoms

Every year my family can’t wait to get ‘noggin but I am allergic to raw eggs and have to get my eggnog fix elsewhere. This is a great twist on a classic holiday blossom cookie. I got a blister grating nutmegs for an hour, so use nutmeg powder if you like.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cookie, dessert, eggnog, snack
Servings: 4 - 6 dozen cookies
Author: Sara Calvosa Olson


  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups 4 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 egg yolks
  • cup grated nutmeg
  • 100 Hershey’s Hugs or Kisses


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (or use silicone baking mats).
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, and in another larger bowl, cream the butter and 2 cups of sugar together. Add the egg yolks, cream, rum extract, cloves, and 8 teaspoons of the nutmeg; mix until smooth. Fold in the flour or mix on low until just combined.
  • In a small bowl mix together remaining sugar and nutmeg. Roll scoops of cookie dough in the palm of your hand to form balls, then roll around in spiced sugar to coat.
  • Bake cookies for 14-16 minutes. When you remove them from the oven, push a chocolate hug or kiss into the center of each cookie (and eat any that are left over). Cool completely before eating.