This and that: Gingerbread Eggnog Latte Cookies ~ Fill the Cookie Jar

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gingerbread Eggnog Latte Cookies ~ Fill the Cookie Jar

As I was trying to figure out what type of cookie I should make this month to Fill the Cookie Jar with I had found a cookie that was in a shape of a cup.  It was made with premade cookie dough and used chocolate as the latte and a pretzel as the handle.  And that is how this cookie began......

Gingerbread Eggnog Latte Cookies/ This and That   Fill the cookie jar, Cookies, Gingerbread, Torani Syrup, Eggnog

With it beginning Christmas and wanting to make a cup cookie, my mind went to gingerbread and eggnog.  These cookies didn't turn out like a cup the way I wanted, they are a work in progress.

Gingerbread Eggnog Latte Cookies 
6 tsp butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses (I used corn syrup and maple syrup 3:1)
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp gingerbread spice (this is the recipe that I used to make the gingerbread spice)
optional- Gingerbread Spice M&M

1/8 cup butter
1 cup powder sugar
1 tsp gingerbread syrup (I use Torani)
1 tbsp eggnog

Combine dry ingredients into a medium bowl
Beat butter, brown sugar and egg until well blended.  
Add molasses, vanilla and lemon juice and mix well.
Slowly mix in dry ingredients.
Divide dough into two parts.  Wrap each portion in plastic wrap and let sit on countertop for at least 2 hours (dough can be placed in fridge at this point to be used at later time - just bring dough to room temperature before using).
To make cups:
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place each ball into small muffin tins, sprayed with cooking spray. Make a dent into the middle of the ball with your finger, pushing the sides up the side of the tins.


Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.  I do take them out about half way and redent the balls.  Let cool.
To make icing:
Place butter in mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
Add powder sugar slowly.
Add gingerbread syrup and eggnog until icing is desired consistency, add more eggnog if needed.

Using star tip, add icing into frosting bag and ice cookies.  (You can also use a plastic bag and cut out tip).  Cut M&M in half (The previous owners of the house left a pill cutter... this works great for cutting small things like M&M)  Glue one side of the M&M to the cup with with the icing.  Crush a couple of M&M (or use the ones that didn't break in half properly) and sprinkle over the icing.

Baker's Note:  I only made half the recipe for these cups.  My plans are to use the rest for another type of cookie later.

Gingerbread Eggnog Latte Cookies/ This and That   Fill the cookie jar, Cookies, Gingerbread, Torani Syrup, Eggnog

I hope you will check out the rest of the group's cookies

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Shared at these awesome parties:  Dat be Nice, You're Gonna Love it Tuesday, Treasure Box Tuesday, Lou Lou Girl's Fabulous Party, Say G'day Saturday


  1. Hi Marlys, This gingerbread eggnog latte cookie sounds perfect for holiday brunch or just sitting back with a latte to relax from the hustle and bustle. Pinned/shared

  2. They may not have come out like you wanted, but I think they are adorable!! And they sound tasty too.

  3. These are adorable! And that frosting..... Oh my! I don't know if I would get to the cookie or spend to much time enjoying that frosting!

  4. Yummers! I love Eggnog so I'm guessing that I would love these. They look so pretty.

  5. They look wonderful despite them not coming out as you had imagined, great use of festive flavours!

  6. They sound great, pinned and tweeted to share!

  7. You had me at gingerbread and then you took strong hold at latte! LOL I'm definitely making these delicious sounding cookies. Thanks for the recipe!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  8. Such beautiful cookies, using my favorite eggnog! Nettie

  9. Your cookies are so festive and perfect for holiday gifts!

  10. G'day These look delicious Marlys!
    Cheers! Joanne

  11. Maybe they didn't work like you planned but they look lovely and sound pretty darn tasty too.
    Spatulas On Parade

  12. These are simply adorable. Love the flavor combo. Thanks for sharing!

  13. These looks so delicious! Pinned and looking forward to trying them:)

  14. This is so cool! Also, wanted to let you know about a link party on Wednesday on my blog - hope to see you there! Can't wait to party with you @

  15. G'day Thx for stopping by and sharing this at our #SayGdayParty Pinned
    Please make sure to return if you haven't already to G'day to the hosts and someone at the party! Cheers!
    Joanne @ What's On The List
    P.S. These will be featured next week so well done and congrats Marlys!

  16. I'm totally in love with this! Yummy! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls


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