Sparkling Eggnog Sugar Cookies

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Sparkling sugar granules heighten the appeal of a cookie that you can cut into any shape you like.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Sparkling Glaze:
  • 1 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sparkling large crystal granulated sugar

Method

Line rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; beat in brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and rum extract. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt ; stir into butter mixture, one-third at a time, to make smooth dough. Divide in half; shape into discs. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Between waxed paper or on floured surface, roll out dough to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. With 3-inch (8 cm) cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling scraps. With spatula, place cookies, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on prepared pans.

Sparkling Glaze: Whisk egg white with 1 tsp (5 mL) water; brush over shapes. Sprinkle with sugar; press sugar gently.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 375°F (190°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until bottoms are golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on pans on racks. Transfer to racks to let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 48 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 102.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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