Do your kids like eggnog? The traditional holiday drink tastes a bit like an eggy milkshake usually with a hint of nutmeg and a vanilla aftertaste. While your kids may not like a glassful, you can use eggnog to infuse a festive flavor into treats. For something creamy, try making eggnog pudding. Add eggnog muffins or even eggnog pound cake to your Christmas morning breakfast buffet. On the sweet side, bake a batch of melt-in-your-mouth eggnog cookies or eggnog pumpkin pie. And to finish off a meal with something unique that still has plenty of holiday flavor, make an eggnog cheesecake. Peek at these eggnog recipes below.
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies
These melt-in-your-mouth eggnog cookies from Cooking Classy get their creamy yet tangy texture from the addition of everyone’s favorite holiday drink. There’s a double dose of eggnog in this recipe – both in the cookie dough and the icing. Dust the frosting with a bit of cinnamon.
Bring eggnog, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and a touch of salt to a gentle simmer. Continue cooking for five minutes until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and refrigerate until cool. To serve this eggnog pudding from Pillsbury, top each bowl with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Craft a crumbly topping with flour, sugar, ground nutmeg and butter. Hold onto that streusel while making the batter. Stir eggnog into the batter and then fill the muffin cups. Cover each muffin cup with streusel before baking. Serve these eggnog muffins from Midwest Living with a tart jam like cherry or raspberry.
Eggnog Pumpkin Pie
Two favorite holiday ingredients come together in this eggnog pumpkin pie from Chowhound. You can make your own pie crust or purchase a prepackaged one from the store. Fill with a spicy mix of pumpkin puree, eggnog, sugar, eggs, cinnamon and cloves. Once baked, cover with wisps of whipped creams.
Eggnog Pound Cake
Better than a festive fruitcake, but with the same flavor, this eggnog pound cake from Simply Recipes has both raisins and orange zest tucked inside. There are two – yes two – sticks of butter in the batter. After baking the cake, and then letting it cool, glaze with a combination of orange juice and sugar.
Beat together three packages of cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add in two eggs along with eggnog. Pour into a graham cracker crust and bake for 45 minutes or until the pie is set and no longer jiggles in the middle. Cool for at least an hour before slicing into this eggnog cheesecake from Taste of Home.