Eggnog Cookies

Christmas is 10 days away. 10 days. Does any one else feel like last Christmas was just barely?! I can’t even believe the holidays are here and the end of the year is approaching! CRAZY!

Want to know what else is crazy?! These cookies. As in, CRAZY GOOD!

Lets talk eggnog for a minute. I feel like you either love it or you hate it.

Me? Well when it comes to drinking it- lets just say I am not a big fan. But when it comes to baking with it, well I LOVE the flavor it adds. Is that super weird?

These cookies have eggnog baked into the cookie and mixed in with the frosting, making them burst with holiday flavor in each and every bite! If you are looking for a great holiday cookie to share, this would be a fantastic one to try! If you love eggnog, or maybe you are like me and just like to bake with eggnog, then you are definitely going to want to give these delicious Eggnog Cookies a go!

Eggnog Cookies from ...These are the perfect festive holiday cookie! These cookies are soft and SO delicious!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Eggnog Cookies
These cookies are the perfect holiday treat! They are so soft and delicious!
Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
Serves: 32-36
Eggnog Cookies
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Eggnog Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 5 Tablespoons eggnog
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease cookie sheet and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars until fluffy.
  4. Add egg yolks, eggnog and vanilla, continue beating until creamy.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Beat on medium until well combined.
  6. Roll into one inch balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.
Eggnog Frosting
  1. Cream butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Add eggnog, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beat for 3 minutes until smooth. Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle nutmeg over the frosting in desired.
Adapted from Cooking Classy and AllRecipes


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I have an eggnog recipe tomorrow and if I had any leftover, I'd be making these! They look so soft and perfect and I love how you always add frosting or a ganache or something to your cookies. Why not :) Looks amazing as always!

  2. mira

    I love eggnog in baking and these cookies look fabulous! Definitely trying them soon!

  3. Emily @ Life on Food

    I need at least another week before Christmas if for no other reason but to enjoy it a bit longer. These cookies look perfect.

  4. Marsha


    Made these on New Years Day with my niece. They are wonderful. I like softer cookies so I baked them right in the middle at 11 minutes. Next time I might do 10:30. The dough is somewhat wet so I didn't try rolling into balls but rather did small dropfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet and they look very similar to the picture. I only used 4 tbsp. of eggnog in the frosting and it was perfect. If you like a thinner frosting then go with the 5 tbsp. but I like a heavier/thicker frosting. I had about a quarter cup leftover and frosted the cookies pretty heavily. and that was for 4.5 dozen cookies. Will definitely see what else you have to try.

  5. Ann

    So all I need now is the recipe for the eggnog

  6. Bailey

    Hi - do these freeze well?thanks looking forward to trying the recipe!

    1. Elizabeth

      Did you try freezing things? I came to the comments looking for the answer to the same question.

    2. Christina

      I'm also wondering how well they freeze - would you freeze them frosted, or freeze and then frost upon thawing?? Thanks!

    3. Missy


      I froze these without frosting, then put the frosting on when they thawed. The turned out wonderfully!

  7. Donna

    I have never cared for eggnog because it's just too rich. But I will, definitely, be trying this recipe! I'll be sure to come back to rate it. :)

  8. Mary Panayotidis

    do the egg nogg cookies have to be refrigerated?

  9. Kristen


    Made these last Thursday and they are AMAZING! I've brought them over to some friends and family to try and they loved them. What a great recipe.

    Quick note: I saw some comments about how the frosting is a little runny. I started off with less than the suggested amount of eggnog and just added a bit more as I needed. Also, I used an electric hand mixer and it really created a great texture in the frosting. Wasn't runny as all.

    Keep up the great work :)

  10. Leslie Peterson

    4 stars - These cookies turned out yummy. The Frosting was particularly sweet and stiffened up perfectly. Exactly the type of Frosting you want on a sugar cookie.
    However, I did not notice the eggnog flavor as much as I was hoping. I get you can only add so much liquid to the semi stiff dough, but dang. I called them spice cookies, I didn't want anyone to be disappointed at the lack of eggnog as I was. :/ still yummy, just not the eggnog punch I wanted.

  11. Lori

    My cookies didn't flatten out, but instead basically stayed in mounds. Thoughts?

    And they were really too sticky to roll into balls so I had to add more flour.

  12. Maddie

    I make this recipe every year for Christmas and it is always a huge hit. The icing is plentiful, but my family loves it so much, they'll eat it with a spoon!