These Glazed Eggnog Cookies are delicious and festive with fewer calories and sugar than you'd expect in Christmas cookies!
Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? It's so close I can almost taste it... and guess what? It tastes like Glazed Eggnog Cookies!
Baking Christmas cookies is such a central part of our holiday traditions! I love to bake all kinds of cookies to share with family, at church, with friends and of course, for clients. But this year, I wanted to lighten things baking some of my sweets using SPLENDA® Naturals.
I figure with all of the sweets we eat this time of year, it certainly couldn't hurt to take a favorite recipe and change it up a bit to have less added sugar. The good news is, that doesn't mean less added deliciousness 😉
These cookies are delicate and light and have a shortbread texture that I adore! And the eggnog flavor makes them perfect for the holidays!
It's funny... you may remember that I mentioned this last year when I made the Eggnog Cheesecake, but I don't really love the flavor off straight-up Eggnog. However, if you mix it into a dessert, then I'm all over it - just like these cookies!
Maybe I just love desserts, no matter the flavor... Yeah. I'm pretty sure that's it.
Anyway - when you're done baking them... the finishing touch is a drizzle (or dip) with Eggnog Glaze! Then sprinkles if you want to be really festive!
Alrighty, are you ready to get baking?
Glazed Eggnog Cookies with SPLENDA® Naturals
Here's what you'll need:Print
Glazed Eggnog Cookies - these light, shortbread style cookies are perfect for Christmas treats. The have a hint of eggnog & a delicate glaze that's perfect!
For the cookies:
¾ cup vegetable shortening (142 g or 5 oz)
4 Tbsp. salted butter, softened
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup Eggnog
3 cups self-rising flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
- 1 cup SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend
- 4 Tbsp. Eggnog
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream together the shortening, SPLENDA®, eggs, and butter until smooth. Then mix in the vanilla and eggnog. When it's combined, add the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix until it comes together.
Scoop the cookie dough onto a prepared cookie sheet (lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper). I like to use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop or you could use a spoon and make the scoops about the size of walnuts.
Bake for 11 minutes, then remove and let them cool on a cooling rack. While the cookies are baking, you can make the glaze. Start by putting the SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend into a food processor and blending until it's powdery. You can skip this step if you want, but your glaze will have the graininess of sugar if you do. Then put the SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend, eggnog and vanilla into a bowl and mix until smooth.
I like to place the cookies on a cooling rack, then place that over a cookie sheet and drizzle with the glaze. You could also dip the top of the cookies into the glaze or spoon it on! Whatever works for you 🙂 To make these festive, I also added Christmas sprinkles but that's totally optional 😉