If you’re looking for some spirited treats this holiday, cooking with Maker’s Mark® is almost as good as sipping it. Bourbon has a variety of uses in all sorts of dishes, but the caramel and vanilla flavors really shine when baking with it. These Eggnog Spiced Butter Cookies are no exception. As you might expect, these are great served alongside eggnog (check out our favorite recipe below) or simply with Maker’s® neat, on the rocks or with a splash. Trace amounts of alcohol may exist after baking but should be almost entirely cooked off at this temperature and duration of time.
4 hours 30 minutes – includes chilling dough
About 10 minutes
4 hours 40 minutes
Notes from Chef Newman
- Go soft
- Soft, room temperature butter is essential, so consider leaving it out overnight or take it out in the morning. If you forget, don’t use melted butter. It can make for a tougher cookie.
- Colorful cookies
- For something a little more festive, you can add color to these cookies with a few drops of food coloring or sprinkle the tops with decorator’s sugar just before baking. Different-shaped cookie cutters can also add some fun.
- Wheat is neat
- Wheated bourbon like Maker’s Mark is sweeter than high rye bourbons. It will enhance cookies, pies, jams and sauces that pair with smoky flavors.
- Flame out
- Don’t pour bourbon over an open flame. To be extra safe, use a measuring cup. Fire can chase back to the bottle – and to your hand – if you add the bourbon straight from the bottle.