Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars

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I consider myself to be pretty traditional when it comes to Christmas. I like presents from Santa Christmas morning, my tree decorated with ornaments that have been collected since I was small, and almost every year I make the same cookies and candies.

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That being said, there are a few traditions I don’t partake in. Roasted chestnuts? Never tried them. Fruit cake? I prefer my fruit and cake kept separate. And where exactly does a person buy mistletoe?? Eggnog is another example of a tradition of which I don’t partake. I don’t mind the flavor in baked goods, but I could never down a glass of the stuff.

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These bars are perfect for eggnog lovers and just so-so people alike. The eggnog flavor Is subtle but definitely reminiscent of the holiday libation. Be sure not to overbake the bars so they stay soft and tender.

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Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
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  • For the Eggnog Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat the butter and sugars  together until creamy. Add the egg, eggnog, and vanilla extract and beat again.
  • Stir together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly add it to the butter mixture until everything is mixed in. Press it into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for16-18 minutes. Let cool.
  • Beat the butter until creamy. Add the vanilla extract, eggnog, and salt and beat again. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Spread over the cooled bars and top with sprinkles. Cut into 24 bars.
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    Recipe Adapted from Inside Bru Crew Life

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