Eggnog Cookies

Here that homogenous blend of eggs, cream, spices, spirits, and plenty of holiday cheer find form in a delectable, streamlined cookie. For a dazzling finish, drizzle with or dip in melted white or dark chocolate.

1  package (18.25-ounce) yellow cake mix
1/3 cup butter
2  large eggs
2 teaspoons brandy or rum-flavored extract
2 teaspoons ground {nutmeg}, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground {cinnamon}
1/3 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Position oven rack in middle of oven. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl place half of the cake mix along with the melted butter, eggs, extract, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, and cinnamon. Blend with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed 1 to 2 minutes, until blended and smooth. Stir in the remaining cake mix with a wooden spoon until all dry ingredients are moistened.

In a small dish combine the sugar and remaining teaspoon nutmeg. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets; sprinkle cookie tops with the nutmeg sugar.

Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set at edges and just barely set at center when lightly touched. Cool 1 minute on sheets. Transfer to wire racks with metal spatula and cool completely.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10-15 min

Cook Time: 9-12 min

Servings: makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies

Recipe By: Camilla V. Saulsbury

From:  Cake Mix Cookies
Used with permission of Cumberland House Publishing