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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!

Eggnog Meltaways on a white plate with eggnog in the background
*After Reading several comments that they didn’t taste enough like eggnog I adjusted the recipe and ingredients. I made them and they turned out great. 12/20/2015

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Eggnog Meltaways

By: Alyssa Rivers
I love how these cookies meltaway in your mouth and have a subtle eggnog taste.  They were delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 24 Meltaways


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment or spray with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the rum extract, vanilla, and eggnog, and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix to form a thick dough.
  • Shape the dough into one inch balls and place 1-2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove and let cool 15 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar.


Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 94mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 242IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. Since the recipe was adjusted I want to make them for my grams using bourbon instead of rum, how many do they make?

  2. I love eggnog. I just made these and they are very disappointing. I made as directed for my cookie exchange. Can’t tell there is eggnog in them and make sure to have a glass of milk when they ‘melt away’ in your mouth. Tastes like flour.

  3. Just finished up making them and unfortunately they have a play-dough consistency in the middle, even though I popped them back in the oven for about 10 extra minutes. The recipe looked promising though- just wish they had been a little more “crumbly” in the middle and less goopy!

  4. 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

  5. How about mixing the eggnog with a little maple bourbon and don’t change the measurements. If you mix too much…CHEERS!