Excellent Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Frosting

These eggnog cookies are a good idea if your eggnog needs to be used up! When buying eggnog for myself, I never end up drinking the whole jug before it expires. With that being said, I needed to come up with something to do with the eggnog before it expired. It was between eggnog cookies or eggnog cheesecake, and I decided to go with cookies. The frosting is optional, but I definitely recommend it for added sweetness. This eggnog dessert recipe makes about 18 cookies. Not too few, not too many.

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Other foods that would look great on the holiday buffet table are:

Variations of eggnog cookies:

  • no frosting-frosting can be rich for some people, so you can omit the frosting and still enjoy the cookie eggnog flavored
  • other frostings-if you do not a huge fan of eggnog, you might not want to use eggnog frosting on your eggnog cookies. You can opt for vanilla frosting or a buttercream frosting if you so wish.

Main ingredients for this easy eggnog cookies recipe:

  • flour-provides a base
  • baking powder-helps them rise
  • spices-McCormick
  • sugars-provides sweeness
  • eggnog-any kind should work as long as it is not a special flavor like pumpkin spice

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How to bake excellent Christmas cookies:

  • stir together dry ingredients
  • beat together wet ingredients, I like to use a mixer. If you really don’t want to use a mixer, then you can use a whisk. Then, stir in dry ingredients.
  • scoop dough onto a sprayed baking sheet using a cookie scoop.
  • bake for 13 minutes, or until edges start to brown. I am always over baking my cookies because I can never tell when they are done. I recommend taking them out when the bottom edges are a little brown. When taking them out, I allow them to cook on the baking sheet for 1 minute out of the oven before removing them from the pan.

How to store holiday cookies:

  • room temperature-I like to store these cookies room temperature in an airtight container for about a week.
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Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies are a good idea if your eggnog needs to be used up! This Christmas dessert has frosting too, making it more sweet.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies

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Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup flour add more if dough is too runny
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • spices at the amount of your own desire: nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp softened vegetable spread
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 egg

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar add more if wanting it more thick
  • 2 tbsp eggnog add more to make more runny if needed
  • a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg


Cookie Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, beat together the vegetable spread and sugar. Blend in the eggnog and the egg until smooth. Gradually, pour the flour mixture into bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Use a cookie scoop to spoon the dough onto a sprayed baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 mins, or until bottoms start to look a little brown. Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool.
  • While cookies are cooling, make the frosting. If not using frosting, enjoy!

Frosting Instructions:

  • In a small bowl using a mixer, beat together the powdered sugar, eggnog, and spices. Add more eggnog if you want a more liquidity glaze.
  • After cookies are fairly cool, drizzle on the frosting with a spoon. Enjoy your Eggnog Cookies!

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  1. 5 stars
    What a great idea! I would never have thought to ever do this and I LOVE eggnog. Now I don’t even have to wait until Christmas to make these.

  2. Wow! these eggnog cookies with eggnog frosting look awesome.:) I would definitely try this easy eggnog cookie recipe. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Every year I try to come up with a new cookie recipe to go with my tried and true. This one is definitely going on the 2021 Christmas list! It sounds obscenely good!

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