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!

Eggnog Cookies

These cookies are the perfect holiday treat! They are so soft and delicious!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 155kcal


  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Eggnog Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons eggnog add more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease cookie sheet and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars until fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, eggnog and vanilla, continue beating until creamy.
  • Add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Beat on medium until well combined.
  • Roll into one inch balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Eggnog Frosting

  • 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.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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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!

    4. Natasha


      I have frozen them with frosting 3 years in a row. I just make sure to put parchment paper between the layers. They are lovely heated up in the microwave.

  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?

    1. Laura

      That's what I was wondering..cause we never have room in the fridge around the holidays

  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.

    1. Marlene

      I left out the nutmeg in my frosting and the eggnog flavour was more noticeable.

  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. Rose


    These are so delicious and will be making them again.

  13. BakeThat


    I've never really baked anything until the last couple of weeks. An unfortunate side effect of ADD is that following recipes is really hard! For some reason, the last couple of weeks it is better controlled than usual. I've made half a dozen or so holiday cookie recipes in the last couple of weeks, most were pretty good. These... whoa! The only thing I would change is the amount of frosting. It's too much! I might also try freezing in a tube and cutting to make them uniform and more attractive. I couldn't roll them because the dough was too wet, so I did drop cookies. They weren't beautiful but they are hands down the tastiest cookies I've ever made!

  14. Karen


    I made these for the first time with my kids. They are fabulous! Everyone liked them and I've now eaten way too many!

  15. Barbara Wilson


    Dough was so wet and sticky it was IMPOSSIBLE to roll into balls. 3/4 of the raw dough went into the trash, what a waste!

  16. Kathy Morris

    Love these cookies, something different for our Christmas celebration. Keep up the good work. I love your blog.

  17. Pamela

    these cookies were delicious. I don't like eggnog either but these are very good. I used a cookie scoop and dropped them on my cookie sheet. So moist and the icing topped them off nicely.

    Thanks for Sharing!

  18. Lisa


    We'll...I was disappointed. I thought the cookies lacked flavor. I'm lactose intolerant so I made my own eggnog (whole milk, sugar, egg yolk, nutmeg). Grew up on a farm so I'm used to homemade. Couldn't find store bought lactose free eggnog anywhere. Icing recipe is WAY too big. I cut it in half and still had half of that left over. I can't tolerate too much icing. My son likes eggnog so I hope he likes them.

  19. Deanna

    Second attempt: I added a scant 1/2 tsp of French vanilla extract & the smallest dash of rum extract in addition to vanilla. I refrigerated the dough to stiffen it up enough to roll it into balls. It baked up beautifully. The flavour was destinctively eggnog this time! Thank you for this lovely recipe.

  20. Anota


    Just wondering should they be kept in fridge. Because of the raw eggnog in the frosting. I jared the frosting and in fridge so if we want a cookie we can frost it. Keeps well in fridge.

  21. Nfncyladi

    Just made these..not impressed at all! Will take them to work since they will eat anything..

  22. Helen Lefebvre

    How much icing sugar and eggnog?

  23. 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!

  24. Colleen

    I know it's unlikely I will get a response in time for me to make these cookies but there is no amount for how much butter for these cookies. I want to make them tomorrow, Christmas Eve 2022, but only if I can find out how much butter. Thanks!