Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies


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!

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.

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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

4.81 from 36 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


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


  • Terri Myroon: Can they be put in freezer until ready to use? December 9, 2018 at 1:22pm Reply

  • Amanda Medeiros: How long will they freeze for? December 9, 2018 at 9:34am Reply

  • Robyn: how long will they last? room temperature in a covered container, in the fridge, or in the freezer? Can they last a week, 2 weeks? December 8, 2018 at 6:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They should keep for about 5 days refrigerated. December 8, 2018 at 7:34pm Reply

  • Erin Bell: What if I don’t have rum extract? Can I leave it out? December 8, 2018 at 5:21pm Reply

  • SCW: Does the frosting harden enough to stack … or should they be stored one layer only? Thank you! December 8, 2018 at 1:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The frosting will remain soft, so store in a single layer. Hope you enjoy! December 8, 2018 at 2:05pm Reply

  • Kelly: Perfect! I made them with my 9yo! They’re perfect! Held together very nicely, and after I had everything measured, 9yo took over.

    Well done!

    We were also short in powdered sugar, and I learned it can be made in the Magic Bullet with granulated sugar and some corn starch. Awesome! December 8, 2018 at 11:49am Reply

  • Kimberly M.: I just made these and they are delicious! I used real rum (spiced rum) and made them without the frosting because my family doesn’t like super sweet treats, but they are still super yummy. I will be making these again. December 7, 2018 at 11:18pm Reply

  • Caroline Graff: Delicious and tasted like egg nog. I’m happy to have found them! I plan to make again for holiday get togethers. December 7, 2018 at 4:57pm Reply

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