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Cook the Book: Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

20091130-cookieman.jpgAs delicious as eggnog is, it can only really be enjoyed (in good conscience at least) during December. Drinking the sweet concoction of cream, sugar, nutmeg, and eggs would seem absolutely outlandish in, say, July, but when the air is crisp and pine-scented it seems only appropriate.

Since eggnog has such a limited window of enjoyment it seems only right to make the most of it, whether enjoyed in a latte, a pint of seasonally available ice cream, or these Eggnog Sandwich Cookies from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion.

Eggnog-inspired cookies have holiday joy written all over them. They manage to embody all of the rich flavors of nutmeg and rum, plus they're stuffed with a festive-colored filling. The dough was incredibly easy to work with and instead of going for the rounds (what the recipe called for) I went with holly and leaf-shaped cutters for some added whimsy. Without disclosing the ingredients, I shared these with some friends who were bowled over—not only by the outrageous eggnog flavor but also the wonderfully crisp texture and sweet pastel centers.

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