There is nothing more holiday than eggnog. Frosted eggnog cookie bars have a hint of eggnog making them perfect for the holiday season.
This post is sponsored in conjunction with #ChristmasCookies week. I received products from Sweets & Treats and Anolon for this post. All opinions are my own.
I have never really been a fan of eggnog but know a lot of people really enjoy it during the holidays. So I decided to try some recipes that use eggnog.
So I took a recipe for sugar cookie bars and doctored them up. Sometimes you have to look at recipes you already have for inspiration. A little tweak here or there and you can have a whole new recipe.
This is a very dense dough. It comes together easily and presses into the pan without any trouble. It is not sticky at all. There is enough dough to easily fill the bottom of the pan.
Press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. Use your fingertips, not your palm or knuckles. You may make the dough uneven. Don’t worry about the finger indentations, the frosting will cover them.
Bake until the edges are brown and the dough begins to get color. It should just begin to turn a golden color. Remove from the oven and cool completely. If you put the frosting on a warm crust it will melt.
Once the bars are frosted, decorate right away with sprinkles. I used snow storm from Sweets & Treats. They have such a pretty wintery feel. The blue looks so lovely against the cream color of the frosting. It’s almost a Tiffany blue.
See…the frosting covers up the finger marks. The eggnog flavor is very subtle so even those who aren’t fans will enjoy these cookie bars. I made these and took a tray into the dean’s office at our school. The assistant called to tell me everyone loved them and they wanted the recipe if I would share.
Friday Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Bonbon Cookies by That Recipe
- Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Cookies by West Via Midwest
- Chocolate Espresso Icebox Cookies by Leftovers Then Breakfast
- Chocolate-Dipped Orange Logs by Eat Move Make
- Christmas Magic Bars by Devour Dinner
- Christmas Monster Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies by Blogghetti
- Frosted Eggnog Cookie Bars by Family Around the Table
- Grinch Heart Thumbprint Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
- Holiday Everything Cookies by Frugal & Fit
- Honey Walnut Cookies by Books n’ Cooks
- Kahlua Mudslide Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
- Lavender Snickerdoodles by Palatable Pastime
- Linzer Cookies by Lemon Blossoms
- Little Monster Cookie Bites by Jersey Girl Cooks
- Maple Sugar Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Making Miracles
- Mocha Sandies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pecan Pie Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Peppermint Bark Surprise Cookies by Our Sutton Place
- Pinwheel Cookies by Simply Inspired Meals
- Poppy Seed Shortbread by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Sadie’s Double Pecan Butter Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Small Batch Pecan Fingers by Art of Natural Living
- Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
- Spiced Holiday Cutouts by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Toasted Pecan Snowball Cookie Recipe by Swirls of Flavor
- White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Molasses Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
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For the Bars:
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup eggnog, I used non-alcoholic
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, I used Adams Extracts
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
For the Frosting:
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, I used Adams Extracts
- ¼ cup eggnog, I used non-alcoholic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- Snow Storm sprinkles from Sweets & Treats
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with nonstick baking spray.
- Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg, eggnog, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Slowly add it to the butter mixture until everything is mixed in.
- Press it into the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool completely.
- Beat the butter until creamy. Add the vanilla extract, eggnog, and salt and beat again.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar until everything is creamy. Spread evenly over the cooled bars. Top with sprinkles. Gently press sprinkles into the frosting.
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