Eggnog Cookies

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These Eggnog Cookies are a big time holiday favorite cookie recipe!

Eggnog Cookies on white platter

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!

Eggnog Cookies on white platter

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.

stack of Eggnog Cookies on white plate

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!

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!

Eggnog Cookies displayed on white tray

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!

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Eggnog Cookies

A delicious cookie to make for your winter holidays!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 45 cookies
Calories 76kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword eggnog cookies


  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 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.
  • 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.



Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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  • Karen Newsome wrote:

    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? 😀

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      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!

  • Gail wrote:

    How many cookies does eggnog cookie recipe make?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      About 45.

  • Becky Hardin wrote:

    This flavor combo is EVERYTHING! Love making these.

  • Erin wrote:

    These hit the spot with our eggnog loving family!

  • Jennifer Farley wrote:

    The texture of these is so satisfying! I can’t stop eating them.

  • Barbara Schieving wrote:

    A perfect holiday cookie!

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes wrote:

    What a fun way to use eggnog! Love these!

  • Carrie wrote:

    My kids will love these, thanks so much

  • Liz wrote:

    I always hide away some extra eggnog so I can make these cookies! A yummy holiday tradition!

  • Melissa wrote:

    These eggnog cookies are a holiday must-make!

  • Jolynn Reardon wrote:

    I made these using Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Milk from Shatto Milk. They are so good!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Mmmm- good to know!

  • HannH wrote:

    If I rolled the dough, refrigerated for an hr and used Xmas cookie cutouts before I bake, would the end result be the same??

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      No- these are not cutout cookies.

  • Susie Cambria wrote:

    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.

  • Jules wrote:

    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!