Eggnog Peppermint Sandwich Cookies -- Eggnog and peppermint are a holiday flavor combination dream come true! These Eggnog Peppermint Sandwich Cookies are packed with crushed candy canes and a delicious eggnog frosting | wearenotmartha.com
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Eggnog Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Eggnog and peppermint are a holiday flavor combination dream come true! These Eggnog Peppermint Sandwich Cookies are packed with crushed candy canes and a delicious eggnog frosting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Cane Desserts, Christmas Cookies, Eggnog Desserts, Eggnog Recipes, Peppermint Desserts
Servings: 20 sandwich cookies
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 sp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes (about 10 regular size candy canes), divided
  • Eggnog Frosting (recipe below)

Eggnog Frosting

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 Tbsp eggnong

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a stand mixer or in a large bowl with hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in eggnog and egg yolks and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and beat on low speed until just blended, taking care not to over-mix. Fold in 1/3 cup of the crushed candy canes.
  • Place tablespoon size scoops of dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until cookies are just turning golden at edges but are still soft. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Once cookies are cooled completely, put remaining 1/3 cup crushed candy canes in a bowl. Spread eggnog frosting on one side of half the cookies and place another cookie on top of each, pressing down so the frosting comes out the edges. Roll each sandwich cookie in the crushed candy canes to coat frosting.

Eggnog Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat butter and confectioners' sugar together. Mix in eggnog. If you want a thinner frosting, add in more eggnog, but remember, you want it to be spreadable on the cookies.