Eggnog Meltaways

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My picky 5 year old is obsessed with eggnog.  Everytime we go to the store he has to buy eggnog.  What is up with that?  I had all of the ingredients on hand to make these and they were easy to whip up a batch.  I love how these cookies meltaway in your mouth and have a subtle eggnog taste.  They were delicious!

Rating: 3 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed:  I added 1/4 t cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg to the flour mixture for added spice.
Things that I would do differently next time:  Nothing
Will I make them again?  Yes

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup eggnog
1 cup powdered sugar for rolling the cookies

1. Mix together the flour, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar.  Beat in the eggnog.
3. Add the flour mixture gradually until well combines.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour or until the dough is firm.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
5. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
6. Bake 12-14 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack and cool for about 5 minutes and then roll them in powdered sugar.  Makes about 3 dozen.



  1. Renee says

    I just want too say I love,love,love eggnog so these will defently be on my Christmas tray’s. I hope people will like them as much as i’m going too…………Thanks for an awsome recipe………..

    • Alyssa says

      They are on the current ones since I switched over to wordpress. Just haven’t been able to go back to all of them and update it with the print button.

  2. says

    These look soooooo good! Have a question however. I am from south Georgia and my great-grandmother made her “special” eggnog (just has a little of bourbon in it). Can this be substituted for the store bought eggnog?

  3. Chloesmum says

    These are wonderful. I did grate some fresh nutmeg into them, just like I would sprinkle it into a glass of eggnog. I might even experiment with adding a bit of brandy next time. These could definitely become apart of my annual Christmas cookie assortment. Thanks for sharing..

  4. AJ says

    I was surprised about the amount of cornstarch in these, too. Also, the fact that there isn’t much sugar and absolutely no vanilla. I have the ingredients out and am just about to make these. Comments to follow. AJ

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