These Eggnog Cookies are a big time holiday favorite cookie recipe!
Are you a lover of all things eggnog? You’ll love these Eggnog Cookies. They have a good eggnog flavor, and I love the sprinkle of extra nutmeg on the tops of the cookies. You can plan to dunk them in milk… or eggnog… or Irish Coffee Eggnog (a good holiday cocktail!) Or eat with a glass of my very decadent Eggnog Punch!
Do you have to use eggnog for these Eggnog Cookies?
These are Eggnog Cookies, so it wouldn’t make sense for you to use anything but eggnog in these cookies. It seems like an odd question, but it’s a question that has been asked! You can buy already prepared eggnog in the dairy section of your grocery store during the holiday season (Thanksgiving through Christmas). The recipe calls for 1/2 cup eggnog, so you’ll have extra to drink! If you really would like some “super eggnog” flavor, I suggest buying eggnog extract and adding a teaspoon to the recipe. Read on to find more recipes you can make with your leftover eggnog!
What kind of texture do these Eggnog Cookies have?
If you’re hoping for a crisp and crunchy cookie, these cookies don’t have that texture. Eggnog Cookies are full of creamy eggnog, so they have a cakey texture. They have a good eggnog flavor with the added spice of extra nutmeg. They’re delicious!
Can you freeze Eggnog Cookies?
Yes, these Eggnog Cookies do freeze well. You can make them ahead and place freeze them in a well-sealed container. Freeze in layers separated by wax paper. I’d say they’ll stay pretty fresh for about 30 days. Just take them out of the freezer when you’re ready to serve them, and let them come to room temperature.
If you love eggnog, you will probably enjoy these eggnog sweet treats too. And you’ll have leftover eggnog after making these Eggnog Cookies, so make some more eggnog goodies!
- Spiked Eggnog Custard
- Eggnog Fudge
- Fudgy Eggnog Pretzel Bark
- Eggnog Biscotti
- Eggnog Pie
- Glazed Eggnog Bread
And if you’re looking for eggnog breakfast recipes, consider making my Eggnog French Toast Casserole. It’s a good one for holiday mornings with the relatives! No Yeast Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls are quite delicious too (they’re my favorite!) Cinnamon Eggnog Scones and Eggnog Cranberry Muffins are delicious to drink with coffee. Overnight Eggnog Coffee Cake with Nog Glaze is a nice make-ahead choice. Eggnog Pancakes are really good too! And my family’s favorite is my Eggnog Monkey Bread. So many eggnog breakfast choices!
Be sure to add these to your holiday baking list. There is always someone in the room who is a huge eggnog lover!
If you’re looking for more Christmas cookie recipes, you might like to try my Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies or these Strawberry Sandwich Cookies. Butter Dream Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies and Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies are great holiday cookie recipes to try too!
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1¼ cups granulated white sugar
- 3/4 cup (1½ sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large egg yolks
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Use 350 degrees for more browned bottom cookies.
- In a small bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg). In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the sugar and butter. Add the remaining ingredients and beat at medium speed until smooth. Mix in the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until blended.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with additional nutmeg.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the bottoms turn light brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
I am wanting to add white chocolate and dried cranberries to this recipe. Do you think that would mess up the dough?
Do you have a recipe for rum eggnog cake? We love rum cake for the holidays I was wondering if the eggnog would bring it over the top..
I do not, but it sounds like something I need to make!
I haven’t made these yet but will for a coming meeting. I would like to add either brandy or bourbon which I’ve never added to any cookie recipe so far. Any suggestions on when to add the alcohol and the amount?
I think adding a liquid to this cookie recipe is not going to work.
Hello, can I add an extra 1/2 cup of eggnog to this recipe? We like a lot of eggnog.
Don’t add more eggnog– the recipe will not turn out. You can buy eggnog extract though to get more of an eggnog flavor.
Would you use eggnog extract in addition to vanilla and, if so, the recommended amount of eggnog extract? Thanks!
You can replace the vanilla extract with eggnog extract.
Easy to make. very, very yummy. I love this. I’m adding this to my Christmas cookie list.. Fantastic!!!!!!
Yum! These taste like a sugar cookies but the texture is like a cakey biscuit. I reduced the sugar from 1 1/4 cups to just 1 cup and they’re still divine.
These cookies are great. Am wondering what they would be like with just buttermilk and see if they taste like kringlas?
You could certainly try!
Sorry y’all did not care for this recipe. Should have cut down the sugar, they were way too sweet, and chewy. The spices got lost. Doubt I’ll make these again.
Everyone , I gave some eggnog cookies too love them. The best cookies recipe I have very make. Thank you.
I used a sugar substitute and unfortunately mixing the dough was problematic. The dough got stuck in the beaters. The cookies turned out so-so.
Unfortunately, using sugar substitutes can be tricky. I’m sure that affected the outcome. Sorry!
Excellent cookie and a great change of pace from my usual flavors.
You mentioned adding eggnog extract. Is that in place of the eggnog, or in addition to the eggnog? Sorry if that’s a dumb question. I love eggnog!
You can just add it to the recipe to give it more eggnog flavor!
I’m dairy free so I’ll have to adjust but can’t wait to try it!
I’d love to try this recipe but eggnog is not commonly found in my part of the world, Can you recommend an Eggnog recipe to be the star of the Show?
I don’t have one– but you can google!
Could I use low fat eggnog instead of normal eggnog in the recipe?
That should be fine.
LOVE these and I don’t even care for eggnog as a drink! My boyfriend wanted to try them, and now I’m about to make a second batch to gift friends and family. Fantastic recipe!
Made them and my family loved them our new cookies
Can I use margarine instead?
I don’t use margarine, so I’m not really sure!
Help! I made aged eggnog last December! It has quite a bit of liquor in it. I was planning on having the neighbors all in this year for a glass. Well then covid hit! Can I make this recipe with it? Will the alcohol affect the recipe?
I’m not sure- but you can certainly try!
These are really good! I made them with a high quality gluten free flour and a soy based eggnog. They are so fluffy like a snickerdoodle!
Hello, I made these cookies last night. They have a great taste but the bottoms did not get done. I was using an air bake pan, so with the next batch, I used my heavy aluminum pan. Again, the bottoms did not form. I followed the recipe exactly. They taste good, but I was not able to present them as a “gift” to my neighbor. Help please.
Maybe turning up to 350 would do the trick. Haven’t had this problem myself, but I’ll make a note in the recipe.
Hi! I am soooo going to try these cookies. BUT my hubby is vegan. I normally substitute real eggs with banana, applesauce, JustEgg, flaxseed. What do the real egg yolks do for the recipe and what would you suggest for the best substitute? Also, could you use “spiked” Eggnog? 😀
I’m afraid I have no idea! I have not really worked with egg substitutes, so I’m not sure about changing the recipe. Good luck!
How many cookies does eggnog cookie recipe make?
This flavor combo is EVERYTHING! Love making these.
These hit the spot with our eggnog loving family!
The texture of these is so satisfying! I can’t stop eating them.
A perfect holiday cookie!
What a fun way to use eggnog! Love these!
My kids will love these, thanks so much
I always hide away some extra eggnog so I can make these cookies! A yummy holiday tradition!
These eggnog cookies are a holiday must-make!
I made these using Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Milk from Shatto Milk. They are so good!
Mmmm- good to know!
If I rolled the dough, refrigerated for an hr and used Xmas cookie cutouts before I bake, would the end result be the same??
No- these are not cutout cookies.
Love this recipe – have changed a few things.
First, I refrigerate for an hour. Then I roll into balls and smush in my hands before putting on the cookie sheet. Then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Finally, sprinkle with nutmeg.
Susie, I like your idea of refrigerating first. I’ll try that. The cookies taste good but are not pretty and ran together. Fingers crossed on cooling the dough! The first batch I did on parchment but my measure was too large. The second batch I made without parchment. They stuck to the pan besides running together. Can’t take these to my cookie exchange party! Disappointing of wasted time and materials.
Loved this cookie, used splenda to try and save on a few calories, turned out fabulous! Great flavor and even my non-eggnog fans came back for seconds! Great!