This delicious Eggnog Cookie Recipe is perfect for Christmas! This recipe makes three dozen delicious cookies, perfect for a cookie swap.
I've heard it said that you either hate eggnog or you love it. Which side are you on? I personally love it, especially with a little bourbon in it. No judging!
But these cookies? There is no love-hate with these morsels of deliciousness. Everyone will love these cookies! If you're looking for a dessert that's perfect for the holidays, you've found it.
What We Love about these Eggnog Cookies
- Easy: This recipe calls for six basic ingredients you probably always have on hand, plus eggnog and spices.
- Delicious: These eggnog cookies are full of holiday flavors!
- Fun to give: Not your everyday holiday cookie so fun to give!
What You Need to Make these Cookies
- Flour, baking powder
Scroll to the bottom for a printable grocery list along with instructions.
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How to Make Eggnog Cookies
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2: Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg together in a small bowl.
Step 3: Using an electric mixer cream the sugar and butter together in a large bowl.
Step 4: Add the eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks beating at medium speed until smooth.
Step 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat at low speed just until blended.
Measure the dough out into 36 cookies (about 2 tablespoons of dough each) and place them onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Leave 1 inch between each cookie.
Lightly sprinkle nutmeg on each cookie.
Bake for 23-25 minutes. Bottoms should be light brown.
Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes once out of the oven.
Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely.
What Else Can I Make to Serve at a Christmas Party?
Christmas cookies are a must at any holiday party, and I have quite a few for you to choose from! Try these white chocolate covered Oreos.
You'll have a hard time choosing from this list of Christmas cookies, and this list of a variety of Christmas sugar cookies. These Candy Cane Cookies will be so festive on any holiday table, and you must have gingerbread over the holidays - so here is a roundup of delicious gingerbread recipes.
Other Christmas Desserts
If you want an assortment of desserts, I'm sure you'll find a few you'll like from this list of Christmas desserts. For more chocolate recipes, check out this list of decadent chocolate Christmas desserts.
Have you ever made a dessert with eggnog? Make it a new tradition with one of these eggnog dessert recipes. Though these red velvet cake boozy balls were originally intended for Valentine's Day, they would also be perfect for Christmas, and so much fun to serve at a cocktail party! Don't forget to make Cranberry Moscow Mules or one of these holiday cocktails!
Weight Watchers Christmas Desserts
For those of you on the Weight Watchers plan, these Weight Watchers cupcakes are a great option. How often can you have a cupcake while watching your weight? If you're looking for cookies, this list of Weight Watchers Holiday cookies should have a few of your favorites made for Weight Watchers.
More Christmas Cookie Recipes
- 2 ¼ C flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 ¼ C sugar
- ¾ C salted butter softened
- ½ C eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 egg yolks large
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg together in a small bowl.
- Using an electric mixer cream the sugar and butter together in a large bowl. Add the eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks beating at medium speed until smooth.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat at low speed just until blended.
- Measure the dough out into 36 cookies (about 2 tablespoons of dough each) and place them onto the prepared cookie sheets.
- Leave 1 inch between each cookie.
- Sprinkle lightly with additional nutmeg.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes. (Or until bottoms turn light brown.)
- Allow the cookies to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack.
- Leave the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.
Please come back and let me know how these turn out! Merry Christmas!
Can these be frozen?
Yummy! I can’t wait to try it!
Please clarify oven temp for baking cookies. 1. Tells you to preheat oven to 300 deg. But 8. Says to bake cookies at 350 deg. Is there an typo in first oven temp?
So sorry, Paula. Absolutely a typo. Preheat to 350 degrees.