Easy Eggnog Cookies

Dive into these crispy cookies during the holiday season! These are the best eggnog cookies for the holidays and are so easy to make! Toss them together quickly to serve your loved ones, or invite them to get into the spirit by baking these with you!

This eggnog cookies recipe is a great quick treat to put together, and they’ll be ready to enjoy within 20 minutes! 

stacked eggnog cookies

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Why you’ll love this recipe

You’ll love this easy eggnog cookies recipe not only because of the delicious flavor, but also because of the speed you can get them made. If you’re in a rush to get something ready for a holiday party, then you really can’t go wrong with these!

Eggnog cookies ingredients

Butter: To add flavor to the cookies and help add structure.
Sugar: To add sweetness to the cookies.
Eggnog: For the eggnog flavor in this recipe.
Rum extract: For a rich, sweet flavor.
All-purpose flour: The base of these cookies.
Baking powder and baking soda: Helps the dough to rise
Nutmeg: For a beautiful, cozy flavor.
Salt: To balance out the sweetness.
Maraschino cherries: For a tarte addition to these cookies.

Ingredients for the optional drizzle:

Powdered icing sugar: For some sweetness.
Eggnog: For additional eggnog flavoring.
Nutmeg: A cozy, warm way to spice up the flavor.
Rum extract: To round out the flavoring.

ingredients for easy eggnog cookies

Substitutions

You can experiment with vegan eggnogs if you’re interested in that, however, be sure to pay attention to the texture of the batter as you add it.

Equipment needed for this recipe

To make this recipe for eggnog cookies, there are a few things you will need! First of all, you’ll want a hand mixer or stand mixer to mix the ingredients together. You’ll also want baking sheets for the baking of the cookie dough. Mixing bowls are essential for holding the ingredients as you prepare them and mix them. 

An ice cream scoop is really handy for getting the right size of dough for each cookie. A cooling rack is also great for cooling off the cookies evenly once they’re done baking. Finally, a piping bag is needed for icing the cookies at the end. 

How to make eggnog cookies

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F
Step 2: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and whipped, about 2 minutes.

mixing ingredients in stand mixer

Step 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.

balls of cookie dough

Step 6: Use a cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. This keeps them uniform in their sizing.

eggnog cookies on baking sheet before icing

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

mixing ingredients in stand mixer

Step 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.

mixing cookie dough in stand mixer

Step 5: Slowly beat the dry ingredients in the butter mixture. Do this until fully incorporated.

cookie dough balls with cherries on top

Step 7: Press a maraschino cherry into the centre of each cookie dough ball.

eggnog cookies on baking sheet freshly iced

Step 9: Allow the cookies to cool completely before. Once cool, you can add the optional drizzle.

plated eggnog cookies

Step 11: Scoop the drizzle mixture into a piping bag and make a small snip at the end. Drizzle over the cookies.

Other Christmas desserts to make

You’re likely wanting to find more delicious recipes to make during the Christmas season, and we have some wonderful recipes for you to choose from. If you’re in the mood for chocolate, you’ll love this Christmas Fudge Recipe. For the pie lovers, you’ll appreciate this Christmas Hand Pie Recipe. Now a fan of the baking process? Then you could enjoy these No Bake Christmas Cookies. For cake, this Christmas Cake Roll Recipe is sure to hit the spot! 

Common Questions

You definitely can experiment with vegan eggnog options in this recipe, however, keep in mind that depending on what you use, it could change the texture and consistency of the cookies. 

plated eggnog cookies

Storage suggestions

To keep these cookies fresh, be sure to store them in an airtight container for a few days at room temperature.

Yield: 24 Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

plated eggnog cookies

These are the best eggnog cookies for the holidays and are so easy to make! Invite them to get into the spirit by baking these with you!

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.

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12 Comments

  1. Right from the start you had me at cherries!!
    Your eggnog cookies look amazing and I’m definitely giving them a try next week.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your Eggnog cookies at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kerryanne

  2. Congratulations! Your fantastic post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,514 this week and we have pinned it on our Feature Board. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  3. These cookies are almost too pretty to eat! Yum!

    I wandered over here from The Creative Muster and I’m glad I stopped by. Have a fantastic day!

  4. Such a festive-looking cookie! I am excited to tell you this post will be featured in Tuesday Turn About Link party this week! Thanks for joining us and I hope to see you at the party this week! Pinning! 😊

  5. Made these twice already and going for a third before eggnog is off thee shelves. Very delicious and many compliments were given. Thanks so much for this amazing cookie recipe 😘

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