Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars

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Here is another recipe for my cooking and baking lovers! These Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars are not only going to make a super healthy breakfast but also serve as an awesome tea-time snack. For all those dessert lovers out there, it is a rich, creamy, and easy dessert too!

The recipe is hearty and fulfilling, so be sure to have them on your cheat days of diet to make your day extra sweet. And if you want to have eggs in breakfast, try these Easy Starbucks Egg Bites.

For Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup eggnog

For the Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of nutmeg
Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredient Notes and Variations

Butter: Butter is the heart and core of all the baked goods. I always recommend using unsalted butter at room temperature in all my recipes. But if you have salted butter, don’t add additional salt.

Sugar: Since these are Eggnog Sugar Cookies, add white granulated sugar to the butter. Brown sugar may give a bold flavor and make the color dark. You can also use stevia powder or sugar alternates.

Eggs: Apart from only forming the texture of these cookies, eggs also give a particular taste and make an awesome flavor blend with the Eggnog yogurt.

Eggnog Yogurt: Eggnog yogurt is now easily available at stores. You can also make some at home. Simply mix Greek Yogurt along with eggnog. Add a bit of nutmeg or cinnamon powder for the flavor. Whisk well until it becomes smooth. You can also add a bit of vanilla essence to it.

Eggnog Milk: Eggnog milk is required for the icing.

Baking Powder and Baking Soda: These create puffiness and give the desired texture to the cookies.

All-purpose Flour: All-purpose flour might be called the godfather of baking. It gives the best structure to the baked goods. However, if you want to make a gluten-free version of this dessert, you can use almond meal. The taste may become nuttier though. Alternatively, you can check out these unique gluten-free dessert ideas.

Edible Sparkles or Sprinkles: This is an optional ingredient, but they add to the appeal and presentation of this lovely dessert. If it is a children’s party, use colorful sprinkles.

Baking spices: Nutmeg and cinnamon make the baked goods aromatic and their flavor sweet and spiced. Use a pinch of both of these for a garnish over your cookies.

Tip: You can also add baking spices with dry ingredients if you prefer a cinnamon and nutmeg flavor in your cookies.

How to make Eggnog Sugar Cookies?

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Servings: About 20 bars

Step one: Cream the butter and sugar

First of all, take a mixing bowl and add unsalted butter. Add granulated sugar to it. Use a hand beater to cream the butter and sugar until soft and smooth.

Next, add eggs, eggnog yogurt, and vanilla essence to this mixture. Beat on medium speed until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step two: Mixing dry ingredients

Preparing dough for Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars

In another bowl, add all purpose flour. Mix in baking powder and baking soda. Mix them well and add to the eggnog mixture. Use the beater again to blend all the ingredients.

You can directly add the dry ingredients to the mixture too.

Step three: Setting and Baking

Preparing Eggnog Sugar Cookie Cake for baking

Prepare a baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Add the eggnog mixture and set using a spatula.

Bake this in the oven for 20 minutes at about 350C. Check if the top is slightly golden and the mixture has become firm from the inside.

Allow it to cool at room temperature thoroughly before icing. The hot loaf will cause the icing to melt and become runny.

Step four: Setting the frosting:

Meanwhile, blend the eggnog milk, icing sugar, and butter together to form the icing.

When the cookie bars have cooled down, spread the icing with the help of a spatula.

Decorate your Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars with sprinkles. You can also use a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg for sprinkling.

Preparing Bars from Eggnog Sugar Cookie Cake

Cut the bars in squares or any shape you like. They are all set to serve.

Note: You can skip adding the creamed frosting over the top. Drizzle the baked cookie bars with sweet cocoa powder, baking spice mix, or icing sugar too! It keeps the caloric count lower to enjoy even on a weight-loss diet.

Storage and Freezing

Storage:

Use a clean, airtight container to store the bars. You can also cover them tightly with plastic wrap.

Place parchment paper between the layers of bars to prevent sticking and maintain their shape.

Store the bars at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

Properly stored, Eggnog Sugar Cookie bars can last for up to 3-4 days, maintaining their freshness and flavor.

Refrigeration:

If you intend to keep the Eggnog Sugar Cookie bars for a longer period, refrigeration is a good option.

Place the bars in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap.

Store the container in the refrigerator, preferably on a flat shelf. Keep them away from strong-smelling foods to prevent flavor absorption.

Eggnog Sugar Cookie bars can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Freezing:

If you want to freeze the Eggnog Sugar Cookie bars, it’s best to do so before adding any frostings, toppings, or decorations.

Cut the bars into desired portions, and wrap each individual piece tightly with plastic wrap. You can also place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour before wrapping them for added protection.

Once wrapped, place the bars in a resealable freezer-safe bag or an airtight container.

Eggnog Sugar Cookie bars can be frozen for up to 2-3 months without a significant loss of quality.

Thawing:

When you’re ready to enjoy them, thaw the bars in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours. You can also warm them briefly in the oven at a low temperature if desired.

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Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars - 1

Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars

Adalynn Ward
These Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars are not only going to make a super healthy breakfast but also serve as an awesome tea-time snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 20 bars

Ingredients

For The Cookie Bars

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup eggnog

For the Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of nutmeg

How to Make?

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and eggnog yogurt until well combined.
  • Gradually add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda to the mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. The center might still be slightly soft, but it will set as it cools.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • For the frosting, whisk together powdered sugar, 1/4 cup eggnog milk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of nutmeg until smooth and creamy.
  • Once the bars are cooled, spread the frosting evenly over the top.
  • Optionally, sprinkle a bit of extra nutmeg on top of the frosting for extra flavor.
  • Allow the frosting to set before cutting the bars into squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie barCalories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 35.8gProtein: 2.4gFat: 10.7gSaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 23gCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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