Eggnog Cookies with Glaze

Eggnog is a classic holiday drink that many people look forward to enjoying each year. But have you ever thought about turning that festive flavor into a delicious cookie? Eggnog cookies are a sweet and spiced treat that are perfect for any holiday gathering or cookie exchange. With a soft and chewy texture and a hint of nutmeg, these cookies are sure to become a new holiday favorite.

Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup eggnog

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. rum (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using an electric hand mixer. Scrape the bowl down and beat on high until light and fluffy.
  3. Pour in the eggnog and vanilla, then add the egg yolks in one at a time while mixing on medium, then scrape the bowl down and mix once more.
  4. Add the flour in while mixing on low and mix until just combined. finish the batter off with a spatula mixing in any stray bits of butter or flour.
  5. Portion out roughly 2 tablespoon sized pieces of dough, and drop them onto a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet, leaving about 4 inches of room between each. You can roll each ball in your hands for a more finished look, btu this is optional. Bake in the center rack at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center appears dry.
  6. While the cookies are baking, mix the glaze up. Add a cup of powdered sugar to a medium bowl along with the cinnamon and nutmeg, then drizzle in 3 tablespoons of eggnog, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whisk together adding a tablespoon at a time of eggnog to achieve a drizzling consistency. Add in rum if you choose.
  7. Drizzling the icing onto the cooled cookies and enjoy!

With their soft and chewy texture and warm, spiced flavor, these cookies are sure to delight everyone at your next holiday gathering or cookie exchange. Whether you’re a fan of eggnog or simply looking for a new and unique cookie recipe, eggnog cookies are definitely worth trying.

Original recipe fromĀ Taste of Home Baking Lovers Cookbook

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