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.

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  • roberta smith: Can these cookies be frozen? September 26, 2018 at 1:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t tried but I think they should freeze fine. September 26, 2018 at 1:05pm Reply

  • Joyce: I’ve spent 4 years leaving in Canada but I came back to Brazil and we unfortunately don’t have eggnog here :( does someone has a good eggnog’s recipe that would work well in this recipe? I miss eggnog so much!! Help!!! February 18, 2018 at 9:45am Reply

  • Teri: Knocked it out of the ball park with these cookies, both at work and with the family! Even people who didn’t like Egg Nog loved these! And so easy to make. I see recommendations to increase the spices-I would not recommend that at all. The proportion is perfect. January 8, 2018 at 11:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Teri! January 8, 2018 at 12:12pm Reply

  • Sandy: Absolutely the best new recipe this year! My granddaughter didn’t like the flavors of all the other baking I did, but she loves egg nog. I promised to find her an egg nog recipe and this was a SMASH HIT!!! They disappeared in less than 24 hours! I got 48, and they looked just like the picture. Love it! Thanks. January 2, 2018 at 1:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked them Sandy! Thanks for your feedback! January 4, 2018 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Cheryl: Made these cookies tonight and they came out perfect. Will bring them to a New Years Eve party. Thanks December 30, 2017 at 6:54pm Reply

  • Jessica: These are fantastic! I had bourbon on hand, so I used that as a substitute for the rum extract. Definitely use a high quality egg nog, such as Oberweis, and use freshly ground nutmeg. I recommend Penzey’s. December 27, 2017 at 11:47am Reply

  • Michele H.: I made these last night to use up some of the eggnog in my fridge. I did not have rum extract, so I added a tablespoon of light rum to the cookie batter. I did not add any to the frosting because I thought I may be sharing these with my neighbors who have little ones. Very sweet, but very delicious – the egg nog flavor really comes through!! Thank you for a great new cookie recipe! :) December 25, 2017 at 1:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! Thanks for your feedback Michele! January 2, 2018 at 4:04pm Reply

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