Eggnog Cutout Cookies


Speckled with nutmeg, these thick, soft, and tasty cookies are filled with the flavor of eggnog--perfect for holiday cookie plates!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
36 cookies



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup eggnog

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon rum extract


  • ¼ cup eggnog

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon rum extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 3 cups powdered sugar, or as needed


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl.

  2. Cream together sugar and butter with an electric mixer in a second bowl. Mix in eggs, eggnog, vanilla extract, and rum extract. Add flour mixture and mix by hand until dough comes together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Roll out dough to 1/2" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and place 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in batches in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool, about 30 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, whisk together eggnog, corn syrup, vanilla extract, rum extract, and nutmeg for the icing in a bowl. Mix in as much powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, until icing is smooth and desired consistency is reached.

  7. Dip cookie tops in icing and place on waxed paper to dry.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
5g Fat
34g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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