Eggnog Cookies

These delicious Eggnog Cookies have an eggnog and comforting holiday spice taste. These Christmas cookies are perfect for a holiday cookie exchange.

food, with Eggnog Cookies

One of the things I look forward to most, for the upcoming holiday season, is participating in a cookie exchange.

Each year I make a big batch of my current favourite holiday treat, and then divide them among others participating in the exchange. These Soft Ginger Cookies are ideal for an exchange.

In past years I’ve also made Star Shaped Jam Cookies which look so elegant dusted with icing sugar.

I’ve also made festive Peanut Butter Cookie Balls, which package up so pretty for recipients. These White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge package up so nicely as homemade gifts too.

In the end, you are left with a huge sampling of holiday cookies and treats, without having to make so many recipes yourself.

Not only is it fun, and gets you into the holiday spirit – yet it’s a great opportunity to be introduced to new recipes and tasty cookies that I have not tried before.

food, with Eggnog Cookies

For each cookie exchange I like to make a new recipe, and this year it’s all about this amazing eggnog cookie recipe. This perfect addition has a taste that screams ‘happy holidays’.

Making soft eggnog cookies requires simple ingredients to make typical cookies, so I only had to ensure I had eggnog on hand.

It was actually the first container of it that I purchased this season, because while I love it in holiday baking, I’m not really a true eggnog fan.

Ingredients and Notes

You’ll need the following ingredients to make these Christmas cookies, and the eggnog glaze to ice each cookie with.

  • all purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Groung Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Large Eggs
  • Eggnog
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Rum Extract
  • Icing Sugar / Powdered Sugar
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How to Make Eggnog Cookies

First preheat your oven to 350 and in a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon – set aside.

Using a stand mixer on medium speed with a paddle attachment – combine the butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy.

Then mix in the eggs (both whites and egg yolks), one at a time. Add vanilla and rum extract, and then eggnog into the wet mixture. Mix until combined.

With mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients, until combined.

Drop the cookie dough batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet with a cookie scoop, into heaping tablespoon sized dough balls.

Feel free to use your fingers to get that cookie form before popping into the oven.. Bake cookies until the edges start to brown, for best results, do not overcook.

While cookies are cooking and cooling on a wire rack, make the icing by combining all the ingredients in a stand mixer on high speed, until well combined and fluffy.

Apply the frosting to each cooled cookie as desired and sprinkle with nutmeg for a festive look, and some extra taste.

food, with Eggnog Cookies


Place in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap, and store at room temperature. They are good for up to 5 days.

These tasty eggnog cookies are a deliciously soft cookie that melt away in your mouth. They have that slight but not overpowering eggnog taste.

My family and friends were taste testers for this recipe, and they claim that these sweet treats very closely resembles the taste of cinnamon buns.

Of course, with a hint of eggnog to jazz it up a little. That is why I decided to swirl the icing on top of the cookie. It completes the look for this time of year.

Since our traditional cookie exchange isn’t until next month, I shared this batch with family and friends as a test-run. They all agreed this is one amazing cookie and plan to take some to all their holiday parties!

A close up of food on a plate, with Cookie and Eggnog

The flavours of nutmeg, cinnamon and eggnog in this cookie recipe cannot be beat. I do think it’s the ideal combination of ingredients for any holiday baking.

When the fall hits, it’s this cookie that I first think of making.

This is one seasonal cookie that deserves a double-batch, as they will be gone in no time. The holiday season is strong in this one dessert!

If you think this sounds delicious, make sure to hop on over to my Cranberry Eggnog Bread, or these Eggnog Donuts. My fellow eggnog lovers will adore these recipes.

Enjoy this perfect holiday treat recipe my friends, they really do have the best flavor!

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Eggnog Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This Eggnog Cookies recipe resembles the taste of cinnamon buns, with a hint of eggnog to jazz it up a little. Also perfect for a holiday cookie exchange.



  • 2 1/3 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Groung Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Eggnog
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Rum Extract


  • 1/2 cup soft Butter
  • 2 tbsp Rum Extract
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup Eggnog
  • 3 cups icing Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and rum extract, and then eggnog. Mix until combined.
  4. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients slowly, until combined.
  5. Drop batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, into about heaping tbsp balls. Form a little with fingers if needed, to get a circular shape when cooked.
  6. Bake for 13 minutes, or until edges start to brown, best if not overcooked.
  7. While cookies are cooking and cooling make icing by combining all the ingredients for the icing in a stand mixer until well combined and fluffy.
  8. After cookies are cooled, top with icing and sprinkle with nutmeg for additional taste and look.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5713Saturated Fat: 155gCholesterol: 1062mgSodium: 3484mgCarbohydrates: 819gFiber: 10gSugar: 580gProtein: 53g

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Created by Tammi Roy

Tammi Roy is the founder of My Organized Chaos, a Canadian food and lifestyle blog. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is the mom of three beautiful teenage girls. Tammi’s passions are her family, creating and sharing delicious recipes, travelling and photography. Learn more about Tammi.


  1. These sound delicious i will have to try them this year and send some overseas to my nephew 🙂

  2. I would absolutely LOVE these cookies, reading about them made my mouth water, I can’t wait to try them!

  3. These look so good! Do you think I could use homemade eggnog in it, or would that mess with the texture?

  4. Also, thanks for sharing the contest. I love to bake and I hope to enter. And I’m so glad that it’s not a voting one, after last year’s fiasco.

  5. Thanks these sounds delicious,i will make them for hubby he loves Eggnog,me on the other hand dislikes it

  6. NO WAY!! eggnog cookies??? i am in heaven. I love eggnog and have never tried it in the form of a cookie. I know what i am making for Christmas goodies 🙂

  7. These look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. We’ll try them when we do our Christmas baking.

  8. These could be dangerous lol. I would be afraid my husband would eat a whole pan, he loves eggnog. Thanks, I think, for the great recipe 🙂

  9. I made these cookies last year and they are AMAZING! If eggnog was available year round; I would be making them more often 🙂 Definitely a win!

  10. My daughter loves Eggnog so I know she ill love these too. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. These look delicious! I love that the icing looks like it would be versatile for cupcakes as well. Can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

  12. These sound really good, adding them to my Christmas Baking list. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I usually don’t like eggnog as a drink but these cookies sound so delicious I would love to try them!

  14. Thanks, for the tasty sounding recipe.
    Like the pics. and the the idea of the sprinkles.
    How festive.

  15. These look delicious and would be a nice treat for guests over the holiday season. I will definitely have to give this recipe a try.

  16. My husband LOVES eggnog. I’m not a huge fan but in cookie form, I just might be persuaded 😉

  17. If I won the Breville Smart Oven I could totally make these cookies without heating my very large oven up!!

  18. I was just at the grocery store and saw Eggnog and thought it was so early. But not now. But I will have to go back and get some. These cookies look amazing. Love your photos.

  19. Oh my these sound so amazing, I am adding these to my TO BAKE cookie list this year, thank you!

  20. What a great recipe, thanks for sharing. We make a lot of cookies at this time of year and it’s always good to have something different from the norm 🙂

  21. I am definitely not the eggnog fan in the house– my daughter is. I just can’t drink it! But eating it may be another story. I’ll try anything if it’s mixed into a sweet, delicious cookie!

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  23. I made theses today and the cookies turned out great but I think the amounts are off on the icing. My icing spilt and the rum flavor was sooooo over welming.

  24. These cookies look delicious and dainty! Bookmarking this for next year’s cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

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  26. I love this recipe!
    Although I added extra flour and chilled the dough for about 2 hours so I could roll into balls and flatten them so they came out with a nice shape

    For the frosting I reduced the amount of extracts to tsp instead of tbsp, I found it was way too strong with 2 tbsp of rum extract and it ended up making the delicious eggnog flavor. I also added 1/4 tsp eggnog flavor to both the cookie and the frosting and it tasted amazing!!!

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