Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies

11.29.2013

These Eggnog Cookies are a staple holiday recipe! Once you try them you’ll want to make them at least once every Christmas season. They’re a soft and fluffy, cake-like cookie with a deliciously tender texture, the perfect amount of spice, and a rich eggnog frosting.

Eggnog Cookies

The Best Eggnog Cookies!

These are definitely a new  favorite holiday cookie! They’re deliciously soft and completely divine cookies that 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 an ultimate Christmas cookie!

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How to Make Eggnog Cookies

These cookies are a breeze to make, and no chilling dough or cutting shapes here! Here’s what you’ll do to make them:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).  Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients.
  • In an electric mixer cream butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  • Mix in yolks one at a time then blend in vanilla, rum extract and egg nog.
  • Blend in dry ingredients.
  • Scoop out by heaping tablespoons and drop on prepared baking sheets spacing 2-inches apart.
  • Bake until set. Let cool then frost.

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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? These will be the perfect cookie to bring!

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!

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies

4.8 from 34 votes

With their tender cake-like texture and generous coating of eggnog frosting they are likely to become a new favorite holiday cookie!

Servings: 32 cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, eggnog dessert
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

224 comments

  • Sue in NC: The cookies turned out great, but I had to make a few adjustments.
    1. I didn’t have parchment paper so I just placed them on ungreased cookie sheets. That worked great.
    2. I didn’t use any rum extract because I don’t like rum flavor.

    3. After adding only 2 cups of powdered sugar to the icing, we decided it was way too sweet – sickening sweet – and discarded it. Then, I whipped 1/2 cup eggnog with an envelope of Dream Whip powdered whip cream. That was delicious! Everyone loved it. I would highly recommend it. January 5, 2019 at 7:32pm Reply

  • Tyna: I have made the eggnog cookies 4 times and they are great. December 29, 2018 at 3:11pm Reply

  • Leslie: Fantastic cookies! These turned out so great, I had to rush to the store to buy more eggnog before it was no longer in stock. I made it exact to the recipe, and used 4tbsp of eggnog for the icing, which made it really creamy. I originally used only 3, and found it delicious, but difficult to spread. Thanks again for a new family staple! December 28, 2018 at 8:21pm Reply

  • Becky Helzer: I made these the other day. They were so delicious on their own that we ate them up, and I never even got a chance to make the frosting! Making another batch today, and this time I will add the frosting… I can’t even imagine how out of this world they’ll be with the frosting! Thanks for a really nice recipe! December 23, 2018 at 10:44am Reply

  • Rebecca Alston: Should these be stored in the refrigerator? Won’t the eggnog in the frosting go bad? December 20, 2018 at 11:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I can’t say for sure on the food safety since I’m no expert on that but I normally add cream or milk to frosting and haven’t ever had any issues with leaving it at room temperature. December 31, 2018 at 4:54pm Reply

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