Thursday, November 29, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats-Eggnog Cherry Drops


Here we are at week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Brenda at Meal Planning Magic.  Only two more weeks to go.

For me, a holiday cookie platter is not complete without a eggnog-flavored cookie.  This week I am sharing Eggnog Cherry Drops.  This is a rum and nutmeg flavored cookie full of chopped candied cherries, nuts and coconut if desired.  Only two cups of the Holiday Cookie Mix makes about 32 cookies.

Making these cookies used up the second batch of Holiday Cookie Mix.  I will need to make one more to finish the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, but will have some left to post additional recipes made with it on my Saturday sweets posts.

After the cherries and nuts have been chopped, these go together very quickly, and they can be all baked up and ready to eat in about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie sheet they are baked on.

Any nuts can be used here.  I most often use walnuts, but almonds are very good in these also.

Eggnog Cherry Drops
2 c. Holiday Cookie Mix
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 egg
1 T. water
1 t. rum extract
1/2 c. candied cherries, chopped
1/2 c. toasted chopped nuts
1/2 c. flaked coconut (opt.)

Measure cookie mix into a mixing bowl, add nutmeg and mix well.  In a small bowl, combine egg, water and rum extract.  Mix well.  Add to dry ingredients and mix until well combined.  Stir in candied cherries, nuts and coconut, if using.  Drop by teaspoonsful onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees 10-11 minutes.  Remove to rack to cool.  Makes about 32 cookies.

There is still time to jump in and join in posting a recipe for the last two weeks.  All the important details are on Brenda's 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats post.


  1. I love the rum and cherry combo. That sounds good!!

  2. I love the idea of have a bag of cookie mix already made like this. I imagine you could do a lot of different things with this recipe. They look so Christmas-y.

  3. I also love the idea of the premade mix that can make different cookies! I am also a lover of eggnog so these cookies sound great!

  4. Your cookies look delicious. Love the combination of flavors.


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