Glazed Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Glazed Eggnog Sugar Cookies

I remember the first time I ever tried eggnog.  

It was non-alcoholic, of course - I couldn't have been older than 10 at the time - but because I wasn't prepared for anything but what it appeared to be, which was a milkshake, I still had to hold it at arm's length to stare at it and ask, "Grandma, what's in this?"

The whipped egg and the nutmeg, practically the defining features of the holiday drink, were out of range for my ten-year-old palate.  And now, though I've long since added many tastes and textures to my "acceptable foods" list, milkshakes and similarly heavy drinks have not survived those palate-expanding changes.

As a result, I've never added eggnog to my holiday menu.  Still, seeing the plethora of recipes for eggnog and the overflowing milk coolers of eggnog at the supermarket, I can't help but feel I'm missing out somehow during the holiday season.  I mean, heck, I appreciate nutmeg!  

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Pumpkin Cheesecake for Everyone

Pumpkin Cheesecake for Everyone

This might actually make my top 5 list of things I have ever made.

I am particularly pleased with the fact that this came out SO creamy and SO decadent despite the fact that I didn't use any sugar at all.

Whoa, like, hold your horses.  None?

You may recall that I have been working on some low-carb baking lately, simultaneously resulting in some lovely gluten-free recipes, and that I have been trying to get around the new flavor of calorie-free sweeteners.

Well here I am, getting around it!

In the past, I would usually only venture as far as to replace half the sugar with something like Stevia, knowing that the bitter aftertaste was too much for me.  But friends, I have found out some magical things since then.  

 

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Clean-to-a-Tea Cookies

Clean-to-a-Tea Cookies

Apparently I have been on a cookie-kick lately.  Given the fact that all you get from me lately is cookies, I feel that is a fair assessment.  And you know what?  I'm totally okay with that.  We all like cookies, right?  If that's not enough, I'll give you four more reasons.
Top reasons to be okay with being on a cookie-kick:
1. Cookies are super easy to share.  Sharing is caring.
2. They are fantastically easy to make.  Need I say more?
3. Portion control is a cinch! (Ever had that problem with brownies or cake? Just one more bite... hey - where did it all go? Yep.)
4. They've got NO sugar whatsoever.
Oh, nice, that all sounds great... wait - what?  

 

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