Browned Butter Eggnog Cookie Bars
It’s only appropriate to end the week with another eggnog recipe, right? These eggnog cookie bars are goey, soft and flavorful and will be a great weekend holiday baking project!
Wait, can you tell I got all up eggnog last weekend? Don’t worry, I was playing with gingerbread as well and those recipes will come your way next week. I had to work a little ahead on blog recipes because this weekend, I am baking dozens of holiday cookies to send to friends and family. My annual holiday cookie baking bash is always fun!! When do you do your cookie exchange baking? Since most of my friends are across the country, I try to send them at least a week or two before the holidays.
So far, I’ve settled on these cranberry orange vanilla cookies, soft ginger molasses cookies and eggnog cookies (recipe coming!) for my cookie boxes. Oh, I am doing homemade peppermint marshmallows as well! What is in your cookie jars this year?? I need one more cookie recipe to add to mine so please share your favorites with me!
As for these gooey good browned butter eggnog cookie bars, they are nothing short of amazing with a sweet rum buttercream. Yup… I added a tablespoon of rum to the topping. I saw the eggnog cookie bar recipe in the current issue of the Food Network Magazine and I immediately wanted to try it. But with all things I make, it’s hard for me to follow a recipe to script. I alway get ideas as I go along and experiment. I made a few minor changes for these bars; their recipe called for melted butter but in my world, if I am going to go through the trouble of melting butter, I might as well just brown it. It does nothing but amp up the butter flavor. And instead of topping the cookie bars with a dusting of powdered sugar and nutmeg as they suggest (which I’m sure is delicious!), I whipped up a quick buttercream and added some rum to it. Both great changes that took these eggnog cookie bars to a whole other level of delicious holiday treat. Trust me, you won’t regret the extra 5 minutes it took to make the frosting.
Browned Butter Eggnog Cookie Bars
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted and browned
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg plus 2 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon bourbon or brandy (optional)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1-2 tablespoons dark rum
- a dash of nutmeg
Adapted from FNM
I hope you enjoy this treat and have a great weekend!
These cookie bars look awesome! So festive 🙂
Yummy! I especially love the frosting!
Me too! The frosting was a great addition. Thanks Medeja.
These are making me so happy right now! They are perfect.
These are so awesome, can’t wait to try them over the holidays!
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Browned butter, eggnog and cookie bars? SIGN ME UP. I need these!
All amazing on their own but together?? Bliss! Have a good weekend Taylor!
What a great way to end the week is right!
I love that you browned the butter! Such a great combination of flavors!
Thanks dear! I love browning butter 🙂
I think browned butter and eggnog were meant to be together.
I so agree with that!
These cookie bars look delicious, Zainab! Love browned butter and that frosting looks super yummy too!
Browned butter is my favorite!
Oh these sound so yummy Zainab! Need to try over the holidays!
Thanks Mary Ann!
These cookie bars look amazing, Z! That frosting though! Love the eggnog and browned butter in here too!
Sounds like your friends and family will be very happy with their delicious cookie boxes! I love these eggnog cookie bars – everything is better with browned butter.
EVERYTHING!!! Browned butter is the king lol
This is such a great idea! I’m definitely interested in making these. Thank you very much for sharing 🙂