The Best Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

 

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

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Oh, it’s the time of year where we start dreaming about the holidays. Naturally, when we dream of the holidays we start thinking about eggnog in our house. As soon as Chase spots it in the store for the first time he starts begging me to buy it!

So this year we decided to make this non-alcoholic eggnog recipe that now has a permanent spot in our fridge because it is that good!

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

These eggnog cookies that we are sharing with you today are a staple in our home along with Eggnog waffles, Eggnog pancakes, and Eggnog Frech Toast, as well as these other Eggnog favorites in our home!

These eggnog cookies have become a favorite in our home because they are soft and so delicious with flavors like vanilla, cinnamon and of course nutmeg, a total holiday staple!

Then to top it off the eggnog glaze is to die for! Like it is the perfect topping to the perfect cookie making them a sweet treat that you just can’t resist eating…

 

So, are you ready to whip up these simple eggnog cookies?

 

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

Eggnog Cookies Recipe

This eggnog cookies recipe is super simple to make and tastes delicious. The topping and glaze of these eggnog cookies make them one of my favorite holiday cookies.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Chill time: 1+ hour

Yields: 48 cookies

Ingredients for Eggnog Cookies:

 

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup butter – room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup granular sugar

1 egg

¼ cup eggnog

Topping:

¾ cup granular sugar

1 ½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Glaze:

1 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup eggnog

⅛ tsp nutmeg

⅛ tsp cinnamon

How to make Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

First, you want to make the sugar topping and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, you will want to mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cream of tartar and then set aside.

Next, cream your room temperature butter and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Make sure your butter is room temperature.

 

 

Then add the sugar to the butter mixture and mix until fluffy.

Once the mixture is nice and fluffy add in the eggs and eggnog. Mix this really well together.

 

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

 

Next, add in the dry ingredients. You will want to stir this just to combine it. Do not over mix this.

After this is mixed, place the dough covered with plastic in the fridge and let it sit for about an hour or two. The dough will be way too sticky to work with if you don’t put it in the fridge first.

 

 

Now it’s time to make 1 inch balls out of the mixture using a 1-inch cookie dropper and place them on a baking sheet.

No need to be concerned about making a perfect ball but make sure you are making them all the same size.

Now once you have scooped out the dough into one inch balls, take your hands and roll each scoop into a perfect shape ball.

 

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

 

Lastly, roll each cookie dough ball through the sugar mixture giving it a nice coat and then place back on the cookie sheet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees before you are ready to bake your Eggnog Cookies.

Place parchment paper on the cookie sheet and place 6-8 cookies on a pan at a time and bake for 8-10 minutes.

 

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

 

I find that when I press down on the cookie balls slightly with my thumb before baking the cookies have a better shape.

Be sure to keep the dough cool while waiting to bake them.

Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before pulling them off the pan.

 

Once cooled drizzle with glaze

To save time you can always make the cookie dough balls in advance and leave in the freezer. Just slightly thaw them in the fridge before you start baking them.

Glaze for Eggnog Cookies:

Start by mixing powdered sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl.

Next, add in the eggnog and stir together until nice and smooth.

Once your cookies are cooled from baking you can start applying the glaze over the cookies and let them sit until the glaze has dried.

A little tip is to omit the egg nog in the glaze and use regular milk to have a more subtle eggnog flavor coming from the cookies.

Tips and Tricks for Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

  1. You can make the cookie dough balls ahead of time and store in the freezer. Make sure you thaw slightly in the fridge before baking.
  2. I found they had the best shape when I pushed down slightly on each ball before baking.
  3. You can omit the egg nog in the glaze and use regular milk for a more subtle egg nog flavor, coming just from the cookie.
  4. Baking these cookies on parchment paper ensures that your eggnog cookies don’t stick. I highly recommend it!
  5. Be sure that you put the eggnog cookie dough in the fridge before you bake them. The dough is way too sticky to make cookies with if you don’t put them in the fridge. Refrigerate for at least an hour 2-3 hours is best.
  6. Make sure you don’t underbake your cookies. Underbaked cookies will sink. You know your cookies are done when they look puffy and dry in the middle.
  7. When your glaze is hardened, you can stack your eggnog cookies if you desire. I do recommend using wax paper in between the layers so they don’t stick together as they sit.

 

Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

Share in the comments how your eggnog cookies turned out!

Yield: 48 Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies take traditional eggnog and turn into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter – room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granular sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • Topping:
  • ¾ cup granular sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

    1. First, you want to make the sugar topping and set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, you will want to mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cream of tartar and then set aside.
    3. Next, cream your room temperature butter and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Make sure your butter is room temperature.
    4. Then add the sugar to the butter mixture and mix until fluffy,
    5. Once the mixture is nice and fluffy add in the eggs and eggnog. Mix this really well together.
    6. Next, add in the dry ingredients. You will want to stir this just to combine it. Do not over mix this.
    7. After this is mixed, place the dough covered with plastic in the fridge and let it sit for about an hour or two. The dough will be way too sticky to work with if you don’t put it in the fridge first.
    8. Make 1 inch balls out of the mixture using a 1-inch cookie dropper and place them on a baking sheet, roll each scoop into a perfect shape ball.
    9. Lastly, roll each cookie dough ball through the sugar mixture giving it a nice coat and then place back on the cookie sheet.
    10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees before you are ready to bake your Eggnog Cookies.
    11. Place parchment paper on the cookie sheet and place 6-8 cookies on a pan at a time and bake for 8-10 minutes.
    12. Once cooled drizzle with glaze.
      Glaze:
      1. Start by mixing powdered sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl.
      2. Next, add in the eggnog and stir together until nice and smooth.

Notes

I find that when I press down on the cookie balls slightly with my thumb before baking the cookies have a better shape.

Be sure to keep the dough cool while waiting to bake them.

Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before pulling them off the pan.

You can make the cookie dough balls ahead of time and store in the freezer. Make sure you thaw slightly in the fridge before baking.

You can omit the egg nog in the glaze and use regular milk for a more subtle egg nog flavor, coming just from the cookie.

Baking these cookies on parchment paper ensures that your eggnog cookies don’t stick. I highly recommend it!

Be sure that you put the eggnog cookie dough in the fridge before you bake them. The dough is way too sticky to make cookies with if you don’t put them in the fridge. Refrigerate for at least an hour 2-3 hours is best.

Make sure you don’t underbake your cookies. Underbaked cookies will sink. You know your cookies are done when they look puffy and dry in the middle.

When your glaze is hardened, you can stack your eggnog cookies if you desire. I do recommend using wax paper in between the layers so they don’t stick together as they sit.

Are you loving everything Eggnog too? Check out these other great Eggnog Recipes!

Classic Eggnog

Eggnog Pancakes

Eggnog Waffles

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog Cupcakes

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Eggnog cookies takes traditional eggnog and turns into a super delightful cookie! These melt in your mouth treats will have your craving them all night long!

 

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22 Comments

  • Luna S

    Wow these look so good! I just printed the recipe and will have to make these with my kids.

    December 3, 2019 at 8:30 am Reply
    • Michele

      I am so glad you printed this Homemade Garlic Parmesan Roll recipe! It really is the best roll recipe and it is so easy! Let me know how you like it!

      December 3, 2019 at 11:38 pm Reply
    • Michele

      Yay! Your kids will LOVE these homemade rolls so much! 🙂

      December 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm Reply
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  • Flossie

    Yup I am a total eggnog sucker. Have to admit, though, have never heard of eggnog cookies – will have to try!

    November 22, 2019 at 8:53 pm Reply
    • Michele

      Eggnog cookies are so good! You won’t regret it. 🙂

      November 23, 2019 at 4:54 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    I need to try eggnog again. I haven’t for so long.

    November 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm Reply
    • Michele

      The eggnog in these eggnog coolies makes them so good!

      November 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • MUAKimPorter

    Eggnog cookies? I’ve never heard of such, but they sound great.

    November 22, 2019 at 11:02 am Reply
    • Michele

      Eggnog cookies are a favorite over here! You’ve gotta try them!

      November 22, 2019 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Parent On Board

    These look delicious. Who doesn’t like cookies for the holidays?

    November 21, 2019 at 2:31 pm Reply
    • Michele

      Right?! Eggnog cookies are the best holiday cookie around!

      November 21, 2019 at 11:52 pm Reply
  • Aminta Demadura

    I’ve never been a big eggnog person, but these look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    November 21, 2019 at 11:26 am Reply
    • Michele

      I’m not really an eggnog person either, but my son loves it! So these eggnog cookies really make us both happy! They are so delicious!

      November 21, 2019 at 11:51 pm Reply
  • aprilstroer

    Yum! These look delicious!! I can’t wait to make these this holiday season

    November 21, 2019 at 6:15 am Reply
    • Michele

      They really are the best eggnog cookies ever! You will love them!

      November 21, 2019 at 11:50 pm Reply
  • Kim Barnes

    Yum! We love eggnog cookies! I will have to try your recipe!

    November 20, 2019 at 9:02 pm Reply
    • Michele

      Aren’t eggnog cookies the BEST?! We love them at our house!

      November 21, 2019 at 11:50 pm Reply
  • Shayla Marie

    I really want to make these, they look wonderful! I’ve never heard of Eggnog cookies before.

    November 20, 2019 at 5:54 pm Reply
    • Michele

      Eggnog Cookies are so good! you will love this recipe! Let me know how they turn out when you try them. 🙂

      November 21, 2019 at 11:50 pm Reply
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