Eggnog Cookies

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Eggnog-CookiesOur daughter, The Hippie Chick, finally tested for her brown belt last week.  It’s been a long time coming, let me tell you.  Getting that girl to actually hit someone is nearly impossible, and I find myself yelling things like “hit him!” and “harder!” while she is sparring.  You’d think she was sparring with people made of glass, the way she hits sometimes.

As a celebration, we went to a local fast food place for shakes.  It’s kind of a tradition.

It’s always interesting to see what flavors the kids will choose.  The Lizard is quite adventurous, and chooses something different every time.  This time was coconut cream, which was not too bad.  The Fruitarian, despite his fruit-loving reputation, usually opts for chocolate (that’s my boy!), but this time chose root beer.  Yum.

The Hippie Chick always chooses something bizarre, and this time she wanted an eggnog shake.

I opted to just get a spoon and take a little “mom tax” from everyone.  (The shakes are ridiculously humongous, so it’s no big loss for them to share.)  Eating a few bites of that eggnog shake really made me ready for winter baking.

Eggnog Cookies for #cookieweek from Jen's Favorite Cookies

I came home and immediately dreamed up these eggnog cookies.

Eggnog is kind of a weird thing, when you think about it.  I always love when eggnog season rolls around each winter, but I don’t actually drink that much of it, and I am never sad to see the season end in the spring.

The kids loved the eggnog cookies, but I think they were even more excited to know there was eggnog in the fridge, and more importantly, that they were allowed to drink it.

Eggnog Cookies for #cookieweek from Jen's Favorite Cookies

Maybe one of these days, I’ll have to share my homemade eggnog recipe with you.  Until then, these cookies will have to tide you over!

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A soft, cakey cookie made with eggnog, topped with eggnog frosting.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 4-5 dozen
  • ¾ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup prepared eggnog (store-bought)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 6 T. prepared eggnog
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, eggnog, and vanilla, and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and nutmeg and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined. It should form a very soft dough.
  3. Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet. (*see notes) Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, until lightly brown. Let cool before frosting.
  4. For frosting, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Frost cooled cookies, and store between layers of wax paper or parchment paper.
The kind of eggnog you purchase at the store is much different from the homemade variety. For this recipe, be sure you are using store-bought prepared eggnog in both the cookie and the frosting.

These cookies are cakey and the dough is quite soft. I recommend lining your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, to avoid sticking.

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72 thoughts on “Eggnog Cookies

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  9. Lisa F.

    Seriously i have 3 different favorite cookies that i make EVERY single year! My sugar cookie, red velvet cookie and fruitcake cookie. Love them all and any other i can make. Thanks for this chance to win!

  10. The Ninja Baker

    Congratulations to your daughter for the remarkable achievement of her brown belt. And congratulations to you for creating a yummy eggnog recipe, Jen. (I am sad to see eggnog season come and go so quickly. So, happy to have your recipe for whenever the mood strikes!)

  11. Carrie H

    This recipe may have to be in my cookie boxes this year! My fave is called Jan Hagel, its a cookie my mom made that I loved and it so reminds me of her.

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  14. Anita Carr

    Egg Nog Logs have been a staple cookie on our cookie trays for the last 25 years. This recipe looks great using actual Egg Nog instead of just relying on the rum and nutmeg flavors to carry it through. Thanks for the recipe! We may be using this instead this year.

    1. Alan Schoeneman

      Thanks for making this recipe easy to follow. I am a Souschef but my forte is in Italian Cuisine and not baking. I followed your recipe and directions and everything came out perfect.

  15. Stephanie M Clougherty

    my favorite cookie is what we call Aunt Mary’s Cookies – I have recently been told that they are a Russian wedding cookie! cookie balls of heaven rolled in powdered sugar!!
    A very lose second are chocolate crinkle cookies! I love cookies!

  16. Robyn

    I love the holidays & making a lot of cookies is one of the best parts!! My favorites are monster cookies…they have everything you could want in a cookie &I love making church windows for the simple fact of the coconut and chocolate mix..Mmmm

  17. Kimberly

    I’m a low-carb baker, and last week discovered a recipe for a wonderful almond flour gingerbread cookie that I expect I will make several more times this fall/winter season.

  18. Christina Hoffman

    I love to make the peanut butter blossom cookies – the ones with Hershey Kisses. Everyone loves them – and so do I!

  19. Linda Montes

    One of our favorite cookies to bake are the Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate Cookies, a recipe of Aaron Sanchez (

  20. Carla

    You already know my feelings on eggnog 😉 But since I only have eggnog about once a year, I’ll have my glass with a plate of these cookies.

  21. zephra

    I am vegan…could I make these with store bought almond-nog or soy-nog? And use my usual egg substitute- like applesauce, flaxseed egg, or pumpkin?

    1. Jen Post author

      Zephra, I have never done any vegan baking, so I can’t say how those substitutions would work out. Sometimes baked goods are a little finicky with those kinds of substitutions. However, if you have experience baking applesauce cookies, I would say they are worth a try with almond or soy eggnog. If you do try them, please let me know how they turn out! I’m sure there are other readers out there with the same question.

  22. hicksfan7

    These look delicious. My favorite Holiday cookie has always been the Peanut Butter ones with the choc kiss in the middle!

  23. Martha

    During the Christmas Season I make Brown Sugar Cookiesfor my grandchildren. I have fond memories of my aunt, who lived 400 miles away, mailing us a box of sugar cookies in a variety of Christmas shapes. We looked forward to her box each year. I am very sure I will be trying the eggnog cookies.

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  25. Jackie Hammond

    My favorite cookies are sugar cookies! You can do so much with them, to make them look either like Christmas or Thanksgiving.

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  30. Dena Renee

    I lost my favorite eggnog cookie recipe a few years ago and never found one I liked until now. Searching online you will find the same exact recipe on many, many different websites. I tried it and it was not good. BUT – this one is fantastic! The cookies are light and cakey and are exactly the same the next day. That’s a big deal for me – they need to be good for more than one day. Thanks so much for finally giving me a decent recipe that I can use for years to come! (tip: you can also make dough balls to freeze & bake whenever you want a quick treat)

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  37. Roxanne

    This is an awesome recipe! The cookies are light and fluffy. They also have a really strong eggnog flavor. They translated well. I used light eggnog bc it was what i had and it worked perfectly. Delicious! Thanks so much for sharing.

  38. Cheryl Hoffman

    I love eggnog. Can’t wait to try this recipe today. Love the smell of my home as I bake my butt off. I am disabled so Cooking and baking are my activities I can do. Thank you for this recipe.

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