Eggnog Cookies

This Eggnog Cookies recipe resembles the taste of cinnamon buns, with a hint of eggnog to jazz it up a little. Also perfect for a holiday cookie exchange.

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Eggnog Cookies

One of the things I look forward to most, for the upcoming holiday season, is participating in a cookie exchange. Each year I make a big batch of my current favourite holiday treat, and then divide them among others participating in the exchange. These Soft Ginger Cookies are ideal for an exchange.

In past years I’ve also made Star Shaped Jam Cookies which look so elegant dusted with icing sugar. I’ve also made festive Peanut Butter Cookie Balls, which package up so pretty for recipients.

In the end, you are left with a huge sampling of holiday treats, without having to make so many recipes yourself.

Not only is it fun, and gets you into the holiday spirit – yet it’s a great opportunity to be introduced to new recipes.

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For each cookie exchange I like to make a new recipe, and this year it’s all about these delicious Eggnog Cookies. It’s truly a taste that screams ‘holidays’.

If you think this sounds delicious, make sure to hop on over to my Cranberry Eggnog Bread, or these Eggnog Donuts. YUM!

These deliciously soft cookies melt away in your mouth, and have that slight but not overpowering eggnog taste.

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My family and friends taste testers for this recipe claim these cookies very closely resembles the taste of cinnamon buns, with a hint of eggnog to jazz it up a little.

That’s why I decided to swirl the icing on top of the cookie – it completes the look.

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How to Make Eggnog Cookies

Making Eggnog Cookies requires traditional cookie ingredients, so I only had to ensure I had eggnog on hand. It was actually the first container of it that I purchased this season!

Since our traditional cookie exchange isn’t until next month, I shared this batch with family and friends as a test-run. They all agreed this is one amazing cookie!

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The flavours of nutmeg, cinnamon and eggnog in this cookie recipe cannot be beat. I do think it’s the ideal combination of ingredients for any holiday baking.

When the fall hits, it’s this cookie that I first think of making.

This is one seasonal cookie that deserves a double-batch, as they will be gone in no time. The holiday season is strong in this one dessert!

Enjoy this perfect holiday treat recipe my friends!

Eggnog Cookies
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Eggnog Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This Eggnog Cookies recipe resembles the taste of cinnamon buns, with a hint of eggnog to jazz it up a little. Also perfect for a holiday cookie exchange.



  • 2 1/3 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Groung Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Eggnog
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Rum Extract


  • 1/2 cup soft Butter
  • 2 tbsp Rum Extract
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup Eggnog
  • 3 cups icing Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and rum extract, and then eggnog. Mix until combined.
  4. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients slowly, until combined.
  5. Drop batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, into about heaping tbsp balls. Form a little with fingers if needed, to get a circular shape when cooked.
  6. Bake for 13 minutes, or until edges start to brown, best if not overcooked.
  7. While cookies are cooking and cooling make icing by combining all the ingredients for the icing in a stand mixer until well combined and fluffy.
  8. After cookies are cooled, top with icing and sprinkle with nutmeg for additional taste and look.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5713Saturated Fat: 155gCholesterol: 1062mgSodium: 3484mgCarbohydrates: 819gFiber: 10gSugar: 580gProtein: 53g

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  1. These sound delicious i will have to try them this year and send some overseas to my nephew 🙂

  2. I would absolutely LOVE these cookies, reading about them made my mouth water, I can’t wait to try them!

  3. These look so good! Do you think I could use homemade eggnog in it, or would that mess with the texture?

  4. Also, thanks for sharing the contest. I love to bake and I hope to enter. And I’m so glad that it’s not a voting one, after last year’s fiasco.

  5. Thanks these sounds delicious,i will make them for hubby he loves Eggnog,me on the other hand dislikes it

  6. NO WAY!! eggnog cookies??? i am in heaven. I love eggnog and have never tried it in the form of a cookie. I know what i am making for Christmas goodies 🙂

  7. These look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. We’ll try them when we do our Christmas baking.

  8. These could be dangerous lol. I would be afraid my husband would eat a whole pan, he loves eggnog. Thanks, I think, for the great recipe 🙂

  9. I made these cookies last year and they are AMAZING! If eggnog was available year round; I would be making them more often 🙂 Definitely a win!

  10. My daughter loves Eggnog so I know she ill love these too. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. These look delicious! I love that the icing looks like it would be versatile for cupcakes as well. Can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

  12. These look and sound delish , thanks for sharing the recipe , a must try 🙂

  13. These sound really good, adding them to my Christmas Baking list. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I usually don’t like eggnog as a drink but these cookies sound so delicious I would love to try them!

  15. Thanks, for the tasty sounding recipe.
    Like the pics. and the the idea of the sprinkles.
    How festive.

  16. These look delicious and would be a nice treat for guests over the holiday season. I will definitely have to give this recipe a try.

  17. My husband LOVES eggnog. I’m not a huge fan but in cookie form, I just might be persuaded 😉

  18. If I won the Breville Smart Oven I could totally make these cookies without heating my very large oven up!!

  19. I was just at the grocery store and saw Eggnog and thought it was so early. But not now. But I will have to go back and get some. These cookies look amazing. Love your photos.

  20. Oh my these sound so amazing, I am adding these to my TO BAKE cookie list this year, thank you!

  21. What a great recipe, thanks for sharing. We make a lot of cookies at this time of year and it’s always good to have something different from the norm 🙂

  22. I am definitely not the eggnog fan in the house– my daughter is. I just can’t drink it! But eating it may be another story. I’ll try anything if it’s mixed into a sweet, delicious cookie!

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  24. I made theses today and the cookies turned out great but I think the amounts are off on the icing. My icing spilt and the rum flavor was sooooo over welming.

  25. These cookies look delicious and dainty! Bookmarking this for next year’s cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

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