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Eggnog Oatmeal Cookies

Eggnog Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter - room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1.34ounce packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 cup quick cook oats
  • 2-1/4 cup all purpose flour

Icing

  • 1-3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • sprinkles of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Beat butter & shortening together in mixer bowl until smooth
  3. Add in sugars - beat until fluffy
  4. Add eggs - mix slowly until just incorporated
  5. Add in pudding mix, vanilla, molasses, baking soda, water & salt - beat well
  6. Mix in oats & flour
  7. Roll into tablespoon size balls & place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart
  8. Bake 12-13 minutes - or until tops look lightly cracked
  9. Cook on baking sheet & then transfer to wire rack
  10. Make icing by mixing eggnog & confectioners sugar in small bowl starting with 1 cup confectioners sugar & a drizzle of eggnog. You want just enough eggnog to make it dippable but not too thin that it runs off the cookie. I ended up making 3 batches like this to get through all the cookies.
  11. Dip each cookie half way into icing & place on wire rack to drain
  12. Sprinkle with decorations before icing sets