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Tuesday, November 15, 2016



Christmas is coming!

So many things come to mind when thinking of Christmas, and they all bring a smile to my face. 
One of the things that brings the biggest smile?

COOKIES!!!

Dessert, parties, cookie exchanges . . . 
Cookies play a big part in the holidays.

Luckily for cozy fans, there are tons of tasty cookie recipes in many of our favorite cozy mysteries! 

Every Tuesday, now until Christmas, I'll be sharing some amazing cookie recipes from some of your favorite authors and books! 

Our first Cookie Jar Tuesday comes from the anthology.
EGGNOG MURDER
by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross
and 
the Hayley Powell Food & Cocktails Mystery
short story
DEATH BY EGGNOG
by Lee Hollis


With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine—until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . .
 
EGGNOG MURDER by LESLIE MEIER
When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog—allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club—proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s Cove local, all Lucy Stone wants for Christmas is to find the murdering mixologist who’s stirring up trouble.
 
DEATH BY EGGNOG by LEE HOLLIS
Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell has never cared much for Bar Harbor’s grouchy town librarian, Agatha Farnsworth. But after the Scroogy senior has a fatal—and suspicious—allergic reaction to supposedly non-dairy eggnog, it’s up to Hayley to ladle out some justice.

 
NOGGED OFF by BARBARA ROSS
Julia Snowden’s tenant Imogen Geinkes seems to be jinxed. First, her poorly named “Killer Eggnog” gives all her co-workers food poisoning at the holiday party, then her boyfriend’s body shows up in Julia’s moving truck as she’s headed back to Busman’s Harbor. Now Julia has to get moving to catch the cold-hearted culprit. 
 
Cozy up with a glass of eggnog and enjoy the spirit of murder and mystery in a Yuletide treat perfect for those winter holidays . . .

On to the recipe!

MISSY'S EGGNOG COOKIES
All cookie images are courtesy of Google Images

Ingredients

2 cups yellow cake mix
6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons eggnog
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


In a bowl mix all your ingredients together until blended. Do not overmix.

Divide your dough into six balls and place on a baking sheet lined with
parchment paper. 

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for nine to ten minutes. 

Remove from oven and cool for two minutes, then place on a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

When cooled you can frost them.  


Frosting

2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons eggnog
Ground nutmeg for sprinkling


In a bowl whisk powdered sugar and eggnog together until you have a frosting consistency. 

You can use more powdered sugar and eggnog to achieve this. 

Frost your cooled cookies and sprinkle with a bit of nutmeg. 

Serve and enjoy!


These would be perfect for any gathering!

You want a cookie now, don't you?

Check back next Tuesday for another yummy cookie recipe! 

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa! Another great idea, sure to make me hungry. :) Happy Tuesday, to you.

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  2. Looks good. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. They look yummy! I always love the recipes in the Lee Hollis books. Especially the cocktail recipes!! LOL

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  4. Those look good. Now who's making some so I can have some? lol

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  5. Loved it. Thanks for the recipe! And all you do for us readers!

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