Eggnog Cookies – Full of Seasonal Flavor

There’s always eggnog in the house for Christmas so why not bake up these deliciously soft & spicy Eggnog Cookies. All the rich flavor of eggnog combined with nutmeg, cinnamon and, of course, a touch of rum.  

Stacked cookies with halved cookie on top and eggnog in background.

I don’t know about you but when Christmas rolls around there is always eggnog in the house. There might not be eggnog at any other time of the year but I would miss it during the holidays if it wasn’t there.

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Usually we have a glass of eggnog, rum added for the adults, on Christmas Eve while we let the kids open one present. It has been a tradition in our house for as long as I can remember. Sometimes we even add vanilla ice cream if we want to be really bad – but oh it’s soooo good!

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However, after our toast and indulgence on Christmas Eve, the eggnog used to just sit there. Sound familiar? Well, not in my house, not this year! I found some fantastic and flavorful uses for it. First, I baked all that delicious eggnog, nutmeg and rum flavor into these spicy eggnog cookies. (which disappeared faster than Santa on Christmas Eve) I also found out it makes the best eggnog waffles (I just sub the eggnog for the buttermilk) and, knowing my love of cocktails, the most awesome Eggnog Martini too! Now I know I’m onto something, so keep a look out for more eggnog recipes.

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These eggnog cookies are so easy to make, just about 30 minutes from start to finish, and perfect for cookie trays or gift boxes of goodies for family and friends. Enjoy!

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EGGNOG COOKIES
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
There’s always eggnog in the house for Christmas so why not bake up these deliciously soft & spicy cookies. All the rich flavor of eggnog combined with nutmeg, cinnamon and a touch of rum.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: christmas cookies, eggnog cookies, spiced eggnog cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 82 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
Cookie
  • 3/4 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Eggnog Icing
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons eggnog (or enough for desired consistency)
  • Garnish: nutmeg
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookies sheets by lining with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together in a large bowl. Slowly add egg yolks and extracts then beat until creamy. Add eggnog and continue mixing until smooth. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
  3. Scoop by heaping teaspoonfuls (I like to use my small cookie scoop) onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are just slightly browned. Leave on cookie sheets for 3-5 minutes then remove to wire racks and let cool completely.
  4. While cookies are cooling, whisk powdered sugar and eggnog together. Place mixture in a small plastic resealable bag and snip corner. Drizzle icing back and forth across cookies then sprinkle with nutmeg.
  5. Store in airtight cookie tin.
Nutrition Facts
EGGNOG COOKIES
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 107IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Christmas and eggnog just go together like these delicious soft & spicy Eggnog Cookies. Never wonder what to do with that leftover eggnog again. These cookies  bring out all the rich flavor of eggnog, spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon and, of course, a touch of rum. #cookies #christmas #eggnog #recipe #easy #dessert #christmasbaking #homemade #rum #cinnamon

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