Soft Eggnog Cookies

One of the many reasons I love this time of year is because of the eggnog!!! I remember when we were little, eggnog was a special treat. We didn’t have it too much, but when we did I sure did savor every drink! My 5 year old little girl does not like eggnog but she sure ate all the cookies that I would let her!


Serves: 36

Soft Eggnog Cookies

17 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup light eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Eggnog Icing
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup light eggnog


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. (Yes 300)
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well with a wire whisk and add to your eggnog/sugar/butter mixture.
  4. Stick in the refrigerator until dough is cool
  5. Next drop by rounded teaspoons onto a greased baking sheets, 1 to 2 inches away from each other.  Bake for 17 to 22 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown. - Be sure to keep an eye on them
  6. Transfer to cool, flat surface immediately with spatula. - If you leave them on the pan they will burn!
  7. Icing
  8. In small mixer bowl, beat the powdered sugar and butter until well blended. Gradually beat in eggnog until icing is smooth and the desired consistency. You may need less or more egg nog depending on the consistency you like. Then frost the cookies and let the icing harden.

Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comment on this Recipe

10 Responses to “Soft Eggnog Cookies”

  1. What a delicious combination of my two favorite things!! These cookies came out perfectly. I had to cook them for a little longer (probably 25 minutes) but that may also have just been my oven. I also didn't have any light eggnog, but we did have caramel eggnog which I used instead and they came out delicious. Great recipe and I'll definitely make these again before Christmas. Thanks!!

Leave a Comment