Eggnog Kringla

Eggnog's rich, spiced flavor provides an especially fitting addition to the melt-in-your-mouth Norwegian cookie.

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Yields:
40 kringla
Prep:
45 mins
Chill:
1 hr
Bake:
5 mins 425° per batch
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Eggnog Kringla

Ingredients
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
1
egg
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon rum extract
3/4
cup dairy eggnog
1
recipe Eggnog Icing
 
Freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the sugar, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in baking powder, baking soda, the 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, salt, and, if desired, cardamom until combined. Beat in egg, vanilla, and rum extract until combined. Alternately add flour and eggnog, beating after each addition until combined. Divide dough in half. Wrap and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. On a well-floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time into a 10x5-inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife, cut each rectangle crosswise into twenty 5x1/2-inch strips. Roll each strip into a 10-inch rope. On an ungreased cookie sheet, shape rope into a loop, crossing rope over itself about 1 1/2 inches from ends. Twist rope at crossing point. Lift ends over loop and the ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven about 5 minutes or until tops are very light brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely. Drizzle cookies with Eggnog Icing. If desired, sprinkle with additional nutmeg.

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To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Eggnog Icing

Ingredients

1/4
cup dairy eggnog
1/4
teaspoon rum extract

Directions

  1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, dairy eggnog, and rum extract until smooth. Stir in additional eggnog, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to make an icing of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Eggnog Kringla)
    Per serving:
  • 104 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 15 mg chol.,
  • 77 mg sodium,
  • 18 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 10 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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