Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies

11.29.2013

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies | Cooking Classy

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies | Cooking Classy

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies | Cooking Classy

I think it’s safe to say these are my new favorite holiday cookie! These deliciously soft and completely divine cookies do just as their titled, they melt away in your mouth! With their delicate texture and generous coating of eggnog frosting they are likely to become a cookie you’re not going to forget about. They really do taste just like eggnog in cookie form, so basically they are the best Christmas cookie ever.

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How did I not know these things existed until now? It could be a dangerous thing though now that I do, for me and my whole family. You wouldn’t believe how quickly we finished these off. I think they definitely need to be a new Christmas tradition for my family, and yours too. If you like eggnog, put these cookies at the top of your must try list and make them asap. You’ll be glad you did and so will anyone that’s lucky enough to enjoy them with you. Do you have holiday cookie exchanges coming up? Make these and put everyone else’s cookies to shame. Ok I’m only joking (it’s that competitive side of me shining through :), but really everyone will love them and you’ll likely be passing out the recipe so keep it handy. Enjoy!

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies | Cooking Classy

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies | Cooking Classy

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies

4.75 from 20 votes

With their delicate texture and generous coating of eggnog frosting they are likely to become a cookie you're not going to forget about.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, eggnog dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg , plus more for topping
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 1/2 cup eggnog

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter , at room temperature (I used 1/4 cup salted and 1/4 cup unsalted butter)
  • 3 - 5 Tbsp eggnog
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon for 30 seconds, set aside. 

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. 
  3. Mix in egg yolks one at a time, blending just until combined after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract, rum extract and egg nog. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. 
  4. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls and drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. 
  5. Bake in preheated oven 11 - 13 minutes. Allow to rest on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Eggnog Frosting and sprinkle tops lightly with nutmeg.

For the Eggnog Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter until very pale and fluffy. Add in rum extract and 3 Tbsp eggnog and mix in powdered sugar. Add additional eggnog to reach desired consistency.
  2. Recipe Source: slightly adapted from allrecipes.com and inspired by Parent Pretty
Nutrition Facts
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Potassium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

185 comments

  • Sherry Kelley: Terrific taste and appearance- they box easy and easy to make. Did them for a cookie exchange last yearvanwill again this year. Yum! November 15, 2018 at 11:41am Reply

  • Leah: These turned out great! I added some cream cheese to the frosting and it tasted delicious. Thanks for the recipe! November 14, 2018 at 7:12pm Reply

  • Chris pridie sr: I did make the cookies I used real rum. They turned out great. I’ve made over 200 cookies. Everyone loves them. Would like to send you a picture of the cookies? November 4, 2018 at 6:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked them Chris! That’s a lot of cookies!
      You can share an image here https://pin.it/uv4uvz63vsh63n I’d love to see them! November 4, 2018 at 9:13pm Reply

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