Holiday Chip Eggnog cookies

The Christmas traditions have begun!!

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The LTSL family has;

  • Attended the Santa Clause parade, to make sure the big guy gets to town safe and sound.
  • Attended the official tree light up
  • We’ve gone skating and purchased our favourite hot chocolate to date from Little Nicky’s ( shout out to small cafés doing their thaannng – – I don’t know who I think I am saying shout out and thang… but let’s just go with it)
  • Our Christmas tree is up and sparkling.
  • We’ve made our shopping lists .. .and some of us are all done 😀 ohhh yes, 1 list – 1 day – slam, bham, thank you Madame with a toasted marshmallow on topSide note: have you guys tried that new S’Mores hot chocolate from Second Cup – holy yum!! Love it! – I must find a way to recreate it!!
  • We had our first snow fall …  complete with rushing in to “special” hot chocolates. Yes it was Saturday. No, no one was going to work/ school the next day – 1 word: baileys.
  • Our stockings are hung
  • The oven is fixated at 350 and there are mass amounts of cookies, breads and pies funneling out.
  • Mama LTSL and I have flour bags under our eyes from late nights in the kitchen, baking and singing carols to make sure no one else in the house falls asleep.

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It sounds and smells like Christmas around here. I’ve also began giving Santa a run for his money – I bet my little round belly now resembles a bowl full of jelly … I blame the excess of cookies, but then what are new year’s resolutions for 😀

And to add a little jingle to your bells, I’ve got cooookies. Yes, I know this is the second cookie recipe in a row – but like I said the big guy’s got to be well fed!!

Holiday chips – check

Soft and chewy – check and check

Eggnog – check, check, check.

Holiday Chip Eggnog cookies

2 1/2 Cups Flour

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Butter ~ at room temperature

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Eggnog

1 Large Egg

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1 Cup Holiday Chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon.

In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggnog. And then the vanilla, followed by the egg.

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Add your dry mixture, to the wet and mix well.

Last, add a little holiday cheer by adding your chips.

Form into mini cookie mountains and bake for 10 minutes.

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I’m considering making a public announcement to have Christmas and cookies become officially synonymous.   It’s a thing. It’s happening.

Melt in your mouth Eggnog Bread

I know Eggnog is a pre-christmas, christmas/holiday thing.

I know christmas is over and so are the holidays (wwwhhhhhhhyyyyyy….. 😦).

But I LOVE all the spices, and the flavour of eggnog.

Annnndd… it’s still freezing cold outside!! Therefore, all I want to do is stay warm and cozy-toasty inside, and wrap myself with a blanket made from this bread.

Is that creepy? …. errr – sorry sometimes I get a little too excited (… or all the time ).

This bread though, is truly that good.

In fact, the first time I made it was before christmas – and after tasting it, I needed to instantly slice it , wrap it , and freeze it just so I wouldn’t gobble down the entire loaf.

Something about it – – it literally just melts.in.your.mouth. 

That’s right, no chewing necessary. You could technically call this a lazy person’s bread. Bake it. Pop it in your mouth and just enjoy.

No chewing – just savouring. Now, that’s my kind of bread!!

Soo, don’t just sit there – go pick up a box of eggnog that’s now on sale (YAY!!) and bake yourself some bread.

Melt In Your Mouth Eggnog Bread

2 1/4 Cup Flour

2 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Nutmeg

1 Tbsp Ground Ginger Powder

1 Tsp Salt

1/4 Cup Melted Butter

1 Cup Cinnamon Spread (found in the jam/ peanut butter isle at most grocery stores)

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Cup Eggnog

1 Tbsp Rum extract

1 Cup Sliced Almonds (divided 1/2 x 1/2)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 0c and lightly spray an 11 x 7 bread pan.

Combine together all of the dry ingredients – Flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger and salt.

 

In a standing mixer (you can also use a hand mixer), add  butter, cinnamon spread, brown sugar and eggs.

 

Next, add the dry ingredients alternating with the eggnog.

 

Only mix until incorporated. After, carefully fold in 1/2 cup of the sliced almonds.

Fill your bread pan, and sprinkle the other 1/2 cup of sliced almonds on top.

Bake for 40 minutes.

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Dig in Sweet Hearts … this bread is calling your name 🙂

Stay warm & cozy Sweethearts

xox