How many cookies were you able to make?
Hi, the icing has the sugar crystals after 15 minutes.
is that how it should be ?
This is a nice, eggnog-y cookie. I've been looking for a while for the perfect eggnog cookie.
I made a half-batch and got 60 cookies, using my small cookie scoop (which is a little over 1 inch in diameter, and takes a little over a half-Tablespoon of dough).
I used a wooden handle dipped in powdered sugar to make deep indentations, but they didn't really stay - the cookies spread and I just had faint indentations on the top (maybe I'm missing something??). So I tried it without the indentations too, and the cookies came out smaller and more mounded. Not much difference after the icing is piped on, though.
I beat the icing for 10 minutes, and it did taste appreciably lighter, which helps since it's very sweet. The icing does add to the overall flavor, so I wouldn't skip it. I piped it in a little spiral on top of each cookie with a tip 18.
I wish there were a picture posted here of what the cookie is supposed to look like. I don't see a way to post my own picture in the comments here, so here's a link to a Pinterest pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/237001999118697711/