Thursday, November 17, 2011

EggNog Crinkles

I was looking for a crinkle recipe that didn't use chocolate, but when I didn't have any luck and there was one recipe that I loved, but wanted to make it more husband-friendly (he's not a big chocolate fan), I modified one I found in a magazine and with the tweaks and changes I made, it actually tastes a little like eggnog. Even though hubby isn't a fan of eggnog, these cookies are keepers in my book.

1/4 C. chai latte coffee creamer ($.15)
2 eggs ($.10)
1 1/3 C. sugar ($.15)
1/2 tsp. brandy extract (if no brandy, use 1 tsp. vanilla) ($.05)
1/2 C. melted butter or margarine ($.25)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder ($.05)
pinch of salt ($.05)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon ($.05)
2 1/4 C. flour ($.20)
3/4 C. chopped hazelnuts ($.25)
1/2 C. powdered sugar ($.20)
pinch of nutmeg ($.05)

In a large mixing bowl, combine coffee creamer, eggs, sugar, extract, melted butter and mix on high until well combined. Add salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and mix over medium speed, gradually adding flour until well combined. Stir in hazelnuts.

Chill dough 2 to 24 hours.

Heat oven to 350.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine powdered sugar and nutmeg - set aside.

Roll dough into 1" balls, toss to coat in powdered sugar and place on cookie sheet 1" apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and tops are dry. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute before removing to cool on wire racks. Roll again in powdered sugar if desired and dust with nutmeg on top for garnish.

Yields = 48 cookies
Cost: $1.55
Cost per cookie: $.03

1 comment:

  1. Cookie AddictNovember 24, 2011

    I love the idea of eggnog cookies, very good idea!