Easy Eggnog Cookies

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The holidays are here! Let’s make some eggnog cookies. These cherry topped treats are perfect for snacking or sharing, make a batch today!

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I love to make cookies when the holidays roll around…and all year long for that matter. I’ve shared my Easy Pie Crust Cookies, Easy Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe, No Bake Pumpkin Cookies, No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, Lemon Cake Mix Cookies, and Nutella Cookies!

Eggnog cookies are excellent for sharing. They’re cute and festive but they’re also sweet, indulgent, and great for year round snacking. They’re packed with your favorite holiday flavors while also being perfectly sweet.

A stack of eggnog cookies ready to serve.

Here’s what you’ll need to make eggnog cookies:

This list of ingredients is for both the cookies and the glaze! Keep that in mind. They’re a little more involved than say these no bake peanut butter cookies but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth the time!

You’ll need butter, sugar, eggnog, rum extract, flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, cherries, and powdered sugar!

here's a plate of the delicious cookies ready to eat.

We’ll be making the cookies and the glaze for these delicious eggnog cookies with cherries and eggnog drizzle! Once you make a single batch everyone will be begging for your recipe, get ready to share this one.

How to make eggnog cookies with cherries:

Preheat oven to 350F

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

featured image showing the finished eggnog cookies ready to eat or share.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and whipped, about 2 minutes.

Add the eggnog and rum extract and beat until combined.

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.

Slowly beat the dry ingredients in the butter mixture until fully incorporated.

Use a cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Press a maraschino cherry into the centre of each cookie dough ball.

a close up of the finished eggnog cookies ready to serve.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just lightly golden brown on the edges.

Allow the cookies to cool completely before adding the optional drizzle.

To make the drizzle, combine the powdered icing sugar, nutmeg and 2 Tablespoons of eggnog. Add the rum extract, if using. Beat until fully combined, adding more eggnog as needed to achieve a thick yet runny consistency.

Scoop the drizzle mixture into a piping bag and make a small snip at the end. Drizzle over the cookies.

A close up of the stack of eggnog cookies ready to eat.

Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

You don’t have to go too far to find some amazing dessert recipes to try. I’ve got you covered for everything from cakes to fudge! There’s nothing better than some sweet treats.

Try out my fudge recipes, the sweet and salty M&M fudge is a must, along with these tasty no bake desserts.

You should also try these Brownies From Scratch, Apple Fritter Waffles, or Easy & Delicious Apple Pizza!

A plate of cookies ready to share.

Printable Eggnog Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 24 Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

featured image showing the finished eggnog cookies ready to eat or share.

The holidays are here! Let's make some eggnog cookies. These cherry topped treats are perfect for snacking or sharing, make a batch today!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 Maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup powdered icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup eggnog, as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Rum extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and whipped, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggnog and rum extract and beat until combined.
    In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
  5. Slowly beat the dry ingredients in the butter mixture until fully incorporated.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Press a maraschino cherry into the centre of each cookie dough ball.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just lightly golden brown on the edges.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool completely before adding the optional drizzle.
  10. To make the drizzle, combine the powdered icing sugar, nutmeg and 2 Tablespoons of eggnog. Add the rum extract, if using. Beat until fully combined, adding more eggnog as needed to achieve a thick yet runny consistency.
  11. Scoop the drizzle mixture into a piping bag and make a small snip at the end. Drizzle over the cookies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

another view of the cookies stacked up.

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