Sunday, December 11, 2011

Eggnog Kringla

Here is a delicious cake-like cookie with Scandanavian roots.It is perfect for the holiday season,and goes beautifully with a cup of tea.This is one of my favorites!These freeze well,just make sure not to dust them with powdered sugar & nutmeg until you remove them from the freezer and let them thaw!

4c. flour
1 tsp.baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg(I use the real thing )
3/4 c. butter,softened
1-1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. eggnog
confectioners' sugar
extra nutmeg for dusting
    In the bowl of your mixer,cream together the butter and the sugar.Add the egg,baking powder,baking soda,and nutmeg.Add the flour & eggnog,alternating between the two,starting & ending with the flour.
Chill the dough for at least one hour.

   Remove dough from the refrigerator.Roll about 1 tablespoon(or a little more) into balls.Form each ball into a long rope by rolling along the surface with your hand,using flour on your hands and the surface to prevent sticking..Form each rope into a knot as shown.Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 6-8 minutes,or until firm.Dust with powdered sugar and nutmeg.

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