Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies


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.


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


Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies

4.71 from 17 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


  • 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


  • 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


  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 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.


  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: These look perfect! Love that you used eggnog in the cookies and frosting! November 30, 2013 at 9:27pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: I can’t wait to make these! November 30, 2013 at 3:30pm Reply

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen: Just beautiful, Jaclyn! I bet these Eggnog Cookies do melt in your mouth and taste just like Christmas…perfect to munch on while trimming the tree or watching The Nutcracker Ballet with a cozy fire going. Love your plates from Pier1…I have both, LOL! Thanks for sharing and I hope you are enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving holiday weekend with your family. :) Pinning (of course)! November 30, 2013 at 2:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Stacy I hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)! December 6, 2013 at 11:22pm Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: Love the idea off eggnog cookies. It reminds me of a snicker doodle with frosting. Love! November 30, 2013 at 9:32am Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: These definitely DO look super moist and melt in your mouth! Love the flavour! November 30, 2013 at 7:04am Reply

  • Tieghan: Jaclyn!! These cookies look incredible and so perfect for the holiday!! I have a carton of eggnog and I think these need to be made soon! November 30, 2013 at 6:51am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Is that plate from Anthro? I have a similar one but it’s more silver-hued than the bronze. I swear that plate was tailor-made for your gorg cookies! Pinned!

    I made eggnog donuts a few yrs ago and wow, great idea with cookies! November 30, 2013 at 12:44am Reply

  • Crissy Page: These look SO delicious, and thank you for linking to me! :) November 29, 2013 at 7:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Of course! Thanks so much for your inspiration Crissy! I love your blog!! November 29, 2013 at 7:53pm Reply

      • Chivon: Do these freeze well? November 23, 2016 at 7:22pm Reply

        • Suzanne: I froze mine and they were perfect once they thawed. I refrigerated my dough for 2 hours before baking because the dough was so sticky. I used the small sized OXO cookie scoop and I got 51 average sized cookies out of the recipe. I did 12 per large size cookie sheet. They flattened out a little but didn’t spread too much…Perfect! They look just like the picture. I also iced them then let that set then put them in layers between parchment paper in a plastic container in the freezer. I used Borden Premium Eggnog. Don’t skip the Rum extract as it gives them a more authentic, intense eggnog flavor than any other eggnog baked good I’ve ever made. They are so pretty & taste amazing. I included them in the gift “goodie tins” for my kid’s teachers for Christmas. This icing would be fantastic on cakes, cupcakes or brownies/blondies, too! December 21, 2016 at 11:22am Reply

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