Oh, eggnog…how we love thee! It is that time of year again. I bought our first carton of the year this week! Of course we drink this rich, sweet treat…but, try making drinks or baking with it too!

Eggnog Facts:

  • Eggnog is made from: milk, cream, sugar, eggs (beaten), cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Eggnog is thought to have come to us from England.
  • Eggnog is typically served in the United States and Canada

Eggnog Options:

Ways to Use Eggnog

Mix-in Eggnog:

  • In an 8-ounce glass, pour in 3 ounces of eggnog and 4 ounces of Sprite or Ginger Ale. They balance each other out wonderfully!
  • How about using it as creamer in your coffee?
  • Eggnog smoothie? Try mixing 1 banana, ½ cup eggnog, ½ cup milk and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and mix in a blender.

Bake With Eggnog:

  • Try using eggnog in the place of milk in some of your favorite Holiday recipes. Try it in cookies, cakes, pies, and puddings.
  • Make Eggnog Crisps

Recipe for Eggnog Crisps

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup cake flour
  • ½ cup ground pecan
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg (I like Badia)
  • ¾ cups M&Ms, minis (If you do not have M&M minis, you can use regular-sized M&Ms in this recipe or chop up regular sized M&Ms)

Instuctions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with no-stick foil.
  3. Cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add egg and vanilla.
  5. Combine flour, ground pecans and nutmeg in a separate bowl.
  6. Add to creamed mixture.
  7. Add M&Ms.
  8. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared sheets.
  9. Press down gently.
  10. Bake for 9-11 minutes,until edges are lightly golden.
  11. Should make about 3 dozen cookies


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