Eggnog Blossoms

Food Network Kitchen's Eggnog Blossoms
Food Network Kitchens Eggnog Blossoms
Prep Time
1h 30 min
Cook Time
14 min
24 cookies

These eggnog blossoms showcase the spicy-rich flavours of eggnog (including nutmeg, cream and rum) add a new holiday twist to a classic cookie shape, and the striped chocolate candies on top make them even more festive.

Cook’s Note: When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)



1 ¼
cups all-purpose flour (see Cook's Note)
tsp baking powder
tsp kosher salt
stick (8 Tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
cup sugar
tbsp heavy cream
- 1 ½ tsp rum extract
small pinch ground cloves
large egg yolk
tsp freshly grated nutmeg
foil-wrapped striped milk chocolate-white chocolate drops, such as Hershey Hugs, unwrapped


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375ºF and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Beat the butter and ½ cup of the sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the cream, rum extract, cloves, egg yolk and 2 teaspoons of the nutmeg and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until the dough just combines.

Step 3

Roll the dough into twenty-four 1-inch balls using a ½-ounce ice cream scoop or a tablespoon. Combine the remaining ¼ cup sugar and 2 teaspoons nutmeg in a small bowl. Roll the balls in the spiced sugar to coat, and then arrange 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake the cookies, rotating the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through, until golden brown at the edges, about 14 minutes. Remove the baking sheets from the oven, place them on wire racks and immediately press a chocolate drop in the centre of each cookie while it is still soft and warm. Do not move the cookies until the chocolate has completely set and the cookies are cool, at least 1 hour.

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