Vanilla Eggnog-Stuffed Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting for this post for over a week now! I decided to take part in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year, hosted by The Little Kitchen and Love & Olive Oil. I will definitely participate next year. It’s so much fun, you get to connect with other foodies across the country, swap cookies and just enjoy the love of cooking (or cookies :)).

My only regret is that I didn’t spend much time on packaging and I forgot to put any of my blog information in two of the three boxes! Oops! Hopefully they’ll see the link to their blogs here or they read the return address info. Either way I hope they enjoyed their cookies! I know I sure did. I only received 2 dozen and I wish I had gotten the 3rd (still keeping my fingers crossed)! Lizzie from Corkscrews & Curls made Lemon-Sage Shortbread Cookies (drool!), the USPS probably smelled them & decided to keep them for themselves!! It’s ok, I really should cut down on my cookie intake, that is until Christmas of course. 🙂

The first package I received was an adorable box of Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze by Kate from Full on Food Lust. They were amazing!

And the second cookie tin surprise I got in the mail was the amazing Gingerbread Biscotti by Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet!

Thank you so much Lisa & Kate, they’re both delicious! And Lizzie I’m positive yours are as well!

For me I had to send a dozen cookies out to Kiera from Sweet Kiera in San Fran, Annakate from La Aguacate in Nashville, and Kara from KaraIsMochiBunny in neighboring Staten Island. I hope you ladies enjoyed these cookies as much as I did! I ended up making another batch just for myself. (Told ya I need to cut back on the cookie intake! ;))

Vanilla Eggnog-Stuffed Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
filling adapted from Food & Wine
cookies adapted from The Family Kitchen


For the Filling:
4 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons prepared vanilla spiced eggnog
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Cookies:
2 sticks butter, softened
2 2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons red food coloring
3 cups all purpose flour
8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt


Make the filling: In a small bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese with the confectioners sugar, eggnog, nutmeg & cinnamon. Place in the freezer until firm, about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Make the cookies: In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter & sugar. Add in the egg and beat well. Beat in both the vanilla and red  food coloring.In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet, scraping down the sides in between additions.

Scoop about 1-2 tablespoon scoop of cookie dough, rolling into a ball.

Then with your thumb and index finger shape the ball into a bowl to hold the filling then add about 1 teaspoon of filling.

Then take another piece of cookie dough to cover the filling, flatten it slightly then delicately roll to reshape into a ball.

Bake for 12 minutes until center appears set, make sure not to over cook. Allow to cool slightly then move to wire rack to cool completely.


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14 Responses to “Vanilla Eggnog-Stuffed Red Velvet Sugar Cookies”

  1. December 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Wow! The name alone drew me in…and as I read more? Well, I’m drooling! Thank you for sharing and for visiting my blog. Your words brought a smile to my face.

  2. December 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Could these possibly sound any more delicious! It is genious the combination of red velvet and eggnog! Perfect for the holidays :)!

  3. December 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    These are such a great idea! I was just thinking about doing an eggnog something recipe…but I hate the idea of drinking raw eggs (despite my love of eggnog – I know…weird). These are the most perfect solution to all of my problems! I am sooooo making these on Saturday. They look wonderful! Can’t wait!

  4. December 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Omg yum! You are a genius!

  5. December 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Holy crap! These cookies sound amazing! Such a great treat for the swap!

  6. December 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Those Lemon Ricotta Cookies you got sound really good! I’ve loved seeing what everybody swapped around!

  7. December 13, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Wow, what a festive cookie!! I love the idea of the eggnog filling!

  8. December 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    What a unique cookie idea! I wish I had one to sample. I had so much fun participating and cannot wait to do it again next year.

  9. December 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Oh, your stuffed red velvet cookies look amazing!!!! My daughter keeps pinning all things red velvet, so I will have to make these for her! Wasn’t this fun? Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to send to you next year 🙂

  10. December 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    These sound so good! What a great flavor combination!

  11. December 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    I really like how you put these together. While the red velvet cookie is no doubt delicious as is that touch of eggnog filling puts it over the top. Glad the recipients were able to track you down-I see that they were delighted.
    The cookie swap was no doubt a great success-so many people are ready to sign up for next year.
    Have a great day!

  12. December 12, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    I loved these cookies! My fiance and I were out of town this weekend and came home last night to this delicious package! He can’t stop eating them, and I’m in love too. Such a creative recipe! Thanks so much for sending/posting. 🙂 -Annakate,

    • Lacy DeVeney
      December 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

      Oh great! I should have done some type of tracking, wasn’t sure if you got them. Glad you’re both enjoying! 🙂


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