Eggnog Cookies


These eggnog cookies are a delectable treat for eggnog lovers everywhere! These cookies have a wonderful spicy aroma and are great tasting. The fragrance of nutmeg and cinnamon will infuse your home as you bake these cookies. They make delicious holiday gifts and are a welcome addition to cookie exchanges!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 dozen

These eggnog cookies are fun, festive, flavorful, and perfectly irresistible.

Eggnog Cookies Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this festive eggnog cookie recipe:

· Flour: This eggnog cookie recipe starts with all-purpose flour.
· Baking powder: Baking powder acts as a leavener, which means it helps the cookies rise.
· Spices: These eggnog cookies are spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon.
· Sugar: White sugar sweetens things up.
· Butter: Butter adds moisture and richness.
· Eggnog: Buy store-bought eggnog or use leftover homemade eggnog.
· Egg yolks: Use just the egg yolks for the moistest, most decadent results.
· Vanilla: A teaspoon of vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor.

close up of an eggnog cookie sprinkled with sugar
Chef V

How to Make Eggnog Cookies

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these eggnog cookies:

1. Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the remaining wet ingredients.
2. Gradually beat in the flour, baking powder, and spices.
3. Drop the dough on a prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden.

How to Store Eggnog Cookies

Allow the cookies to cool, then transfer them to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to four days.

eggnog cookies on seasonal plate
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How to Freeze Eggnog Cookies

Yes, you can freeze eggnog cookies. Arrange the cooled cookies on a baking sheet, cover, and freeze for a few hours or up to overnight. When the cookies are frozen, transfer them to zip-top bags or another freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"These cookies were great...a good way to use up excess eggnog in my fridge," says Kathryn. "I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon sugar on top afterwards. They were a hit at my work party!"

"They're soft and have just the perfect amount of spice," raves Jaay. "You will always find eggnog cookies among my holiday baking goodies somewhere."

"I made these cookies for a cookie exchange and they turned out great," according to Nanatte Jones. "My family enjoyed them and we're looking forward to baking these every year."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or as needed

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup eggnog

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Sift flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon into a bowl; set aside.

  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggnog, egg yolks, and vanilla; beat at medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture at low speed until just combined.

  3. Drop spoonfuls of dough 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets; sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 20 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* 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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