Thursday, November 29, 2018

Virtual Cookie Exchange 2018 ~ Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies

'Tis the Season for Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies!

A fun way to share the tasty holiday treats is with the

This year I am sharing a recipe from my kitchen
that is one of my hubby's favorites

Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies

10 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup eggnog
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups flour
1 and ¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Powdered sugar and nutmeg for sprinkling on top of baked cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and nutmeg in medium bowl and set aside.

Cream room temperature cream cheese and butter on medium speed until well blended.  Beat in granulated sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, eggnog and extracts and beat about I minute until well mixed.  

Add dry ingredients slowly on low speed, mixing just until blended.  Do not overmix.
Scoop by large rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper lined sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes just until dry to touch. Do not brown or overbake. Cookies will be soft and cheesecake like in texture and taste.

Dust well with powdered sugar and sprinkle a touch of nutmeg on top of each cookie.

These cookies are very soft and the center tastes just like
an eggnog cheesecake.,
not too sweet and with just a light hint of spice.

These are best enjoyed right after they are baked.

They are not good keepers as they tend to get too soft and sticky
at room temperature.

Store in refrigerator if you have any left.

The inspiration for these cookies came from this recipe:

Cheesecake Cookies

I have tried the original recipe and the chocolate versions
and they are yummy. 

Be sure to enjoy all the goodness of the season today

November 29 

The quilt underneath my cookie dish is my

Snowpeople Table Runner Here

Update:  I am home!

These cookie were baked early and my post scheduled over two weeks ago.
We had a wonderful time visiting our daughter and her family in Texas
for a deep fried turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.
It was delicious!

My daughter then set up her Christmas tree for an early
"Grammy/Grampy Christmas."
Our Grand-darling is four now and getting very tall.

It is always wonderful to see Christmas through the eyes of a child.

I am missing her already, but it is good to be home.

This is my favorite blog hop and I have a lot of catching up to do
with all the festive quilts and yummy goodies.



  1. I love anything with the word cheesecake or eggnog, so having both in the name, I'm predestined to love this! Thank you so much. What a cute table runner. Love the little wooden snowman!

  2. You said cheesecake and I sat up a little straighter and my mouth began to water. I love eggnog too. Thank you. Look at that sweet Snowpeople Table Runner. I love the shape where the corners follow the blocks and your snowflake quilting is perfection. Merry Christmas, my friend!

  3. Your cookies look and sound delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe. Love the table runner!

  4. This is a unique cookie. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Denise @fortheloveofgeese

  5. Cheesecake definitely drew me in! They sound like they would melt in my mouth! My yoga pants are stretching as I read all these recipes!

  6. Your cookies sound delicious, thanks for sharing!

  7. I always have leftover eggnog and wonder what to do with it. Now I know...Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies! They look delicious and beautiful on top of that sweet table runner. Love the Grammy/Grampy photo. So adorable! Thanks for hopping with us and sharing that yummy recipe! xo

  8. My kids will LOVE these cookies - they're addicted to eggnog!

  9. If it's got anything to do with Cheesecake, count me in! LOL!! These sound absolutely delightful. What a fun table runner too! I'm so glad you had a great visit with the family at Thankgiving. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  10. Cheesecake and eggnog together?? OOHHH my goodness!! Love it!! These have to be good. I love your fun table runner too. Thanks for sharing. So glad you had a great family Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas!!

  11. Good Afternoon april! Well, don't these just look delicious! Eggnog and cheesecake together - yum. Your grand-darling is so cute. I love that picture of the two of you. It is nice to travel but oh so sweet to come back home. There's nothing like your own pillow and bed. Happy Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. Oh those look fabulous and I have yummy thick egg nog from the local dairy sitting in my fridge as I write. Welcome home, and thanks for sharing.

  13. What a cutie you have your runner under your cookie jar....thanks

  14. They sound yummy. I have done a Eggnog Cheesecake before which was delicious. I bet these will be just as good. Now this gives me a reason to make a batch of eggnog up early, doesn't it. Thanks.

  15. Those sound delicious!! They are going on my weekend plans list!!

  16. I so agree that Christmas in the eyes of a child is really special. The cookies sound delicious and I'm glad you let us know to eat them all gone right away!!! Yum, yum.

  17. Cookies sound yummy! Looks like you had a great time with your Granddaughter. That's so awesome you got to have an early Christmas with her.

  18. Those cookies look delicious! I sure do like that table runner too. It's wonderful to spend time with grandchildren, but so hard to leave, especially when you know it will be a while before you see them again... It's great that you got to go, though. Treasured times.


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