Eggnog Cookies

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This recipe was also apart of the 12 Days of Christmas Recipes {Here}One bite of these delicious cookies and they became my favorite.  After I took the first bite, I instantly wanted to not share them and eat them all myself.  But then I realized I wanted everyone to experience these amazing cookies.  My hubby for example, hates eggnog.  I had him take one bite and he loved them.  My kids, neighbors, family, everyone loved these cookies!  The eggnog is very subtle in these and the flavor is wonderfully balanced with the cinnamon and nutmeg.  The cookie was so soft and the glaze on top was heavenly!   My thighs will be thankful that I gave some of these away, but geez it was a hard thing to do!  These are the perfect holiday cookie!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed: Kept the recipe the same
Things that I would do differently next time: Nothing
Will I make this again?  Yes!!!



1 1/4 cupswhite sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/4 cupsflour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Eggnog Glaze:
1 ½ cuppowdered sugar
3 tablespoons eggnog
1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Set aside.
3. Cream sugar and butter together in mixing bowl.
4. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks.  Beat at medium speed with a mixer until smooth.
5. Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed until combined.  Do not over-mix.
6.  Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper and make the dough balls rather small because they will spread in the oven.  I always test about 3 cookies in the oven first before making an entire batch.  Sprinkle the cookies with nutmeg.
7. Bake 15-18 minutes, mine took 17, until the edges are lightly brown.
8.  While the cookies are in the oven make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar with 3 T eggnog.
9.  Drizzle the glaze over your cookies and devour!
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. OK Alyssa, these are definitely going to be the cookies I make for a cookie exchange party I have next weekend. They look soo good! Could you please tell me how many cookies this makes? Thanks soo much!

    ~ Catie

    • Oh my gosh Catie I can’t even tell you how amazing they are! They will be such a hit! It is hard to know how much I made because me and my boys were eating them as they were coming out of the oven…. hehe but they at least made a couple dozen! 🙂 Let me know how you like them!! 🙂

    • Thanks Alyssa. I think I might make a recipe and a half. I only need to have 40 cookies to exchange and a few for sampling. I don’t want too many extra ones, I’d end up eating them all myself! 😉 For sure I’ll let you know how they turn out. I’ll most likely do a post about them. =)

      Have a great week!

  2. Uh… YUM! I love eggnog. I seriously might have to make these today. They look INCREDIBLE!

  3. Hi there, just letting you know that you are in my Featured Food Blog sidebar for December on Carole’s Chatter. Have a great week.

  4. Yummm~ These look delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Found you through a blog hop and excited to be a new follower! Hope you will stop by my site if you get a chance!


  5. Can’t wait to try these! Hosting a holiday party in a couple of weeks, and making all the desserts…for sure these are on my list! Thank you!

  6. Have you ever made these and then froze them? I’m trying to get a head start on my holiday baking and wasn’t sure if these would be suitable to make now and freeze for later….if so, would you wait to ice them or do that part now?

  7. These look so good!! I’ve never tried eggnog (it’s not huge over here in Australia), but I think I’ll have to change that this year because I’m definitely making some of these 🙂

  8. I’m pinning these – they look awesome! Found you from Nikki’s linkup – I’d love one of these cookies right now!

  9. I love eggnog anything! Those cookies sound amazing!!!

  10. Holy Freak, Alyssa! These look absolutely amazing!

  11. YUM!! I am going to make these this weekend! Thanks for the recipe! And your picture is gorgeous!

  12. Made these–they are delicious.

  13. I love eggnog these look so light and heavenly. I will pin these and make them soon.

  14. Jackie These r great cookies !!!!

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  16. I said I wasn’t doing anymore Christmas baking but I think we’ll be making these this afternoon! I’ve never heard of them before. Thank you for sharing!

    Ashley @ Bottles, Diapers… Babies

  17. Hi,
    Wanna know what is eggnog,how is it look like? Can i get this is Singapore?

  18. Why don’t you have these recipes to where they can be printed out?

  19. Hi, so I just made these cookies and they r really really yummy! Im just wondering though, they didn’t spread much at all.. they are not flat like the ones pictured here.. I don’t think I over mixed them though.. could that be the reason.. I used my kitchen aid and just mixed on low until they look mixed… They taste yummy but are pretty puffy…I would definitely prefer them more flat.. so for the next time i make them.. thanks!

  20. I was so excited to make these cookies when I saw your recipe! But mine do not seem to spread.. Just staying in more of a ball shape…. Any ideas why?

  21. Should I use self-rising flour or all-purpose for the eggnog cookies? I can’t wait to try these in a little while!

  22. Okay, I made these and they are wonderful! Since the glaze is “uncooked” eggnog, do I need to store them in the fridge?

  23. I am sorry to say I am not having much success with this web sites recipes! This is the second one I’ve made and they are not turning out…I have never heard of baking at 300 and these cookies are not spreading out as she states they will and are they suppose to be balls or spoonfuls?? seriously I wish she spent last time being clever and witty and more time being accurate!

    • I’m sorry it isn’t working out. It must be an error on your part and would love to help if I can. This is one of my favorite recipes and are delicious if made the proper way.

  24. Just made the Eggnog Fudge … first impression … Yummy! I did add toasted pecans! Now to try these cookies while I still have eggnog! Thanks!

  25. Do these need to be refrigerated because of the eggnog in the cookie and icing??

  26. My cookies didn’t flatten either and I wish I had read all the comments first. You should add this comment of yours to the instructions!

    “I always roll my cookies into a ball and flatten them a little once on the cookie sheet.”

  27. I made these as a gift for Christmas and they turned out amazing. I did have to leave them in the oven a little longer (over 20 min), but my oven seems to take longer for a lot of recipes (even ones I have been making for years) so I am not worried.
    Thanks again.

  28. I made these last evening. Very good. My family is enjoying them! The only change I made was I baked the cookies in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. This worked well for me. I didn’t roll the dough into balls, just sorta dropped them neatly and then flattened slightly with my hand. Definitely a recipe I will use again. Oh, and I got 42 cookies from the recipe.
    Thank you.


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