These spicy little cookies are perfect for Christmas.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well and set aside.

  • Cream together the sugar and butter. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat until smooth.

  • Add the flour mixture and mix until combined; be careful not to overmix.

  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown. Transfer to cool, flat surface immediately with a spatula.

Nutrition Facts

197.9 calories; 2.3 g protein; 27.3 g carbohydrates; 47.3 mg cholesterol; 86.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
I love egg nog and used a very flavorful brand of it. However all you can really taste is the nutmeg. 5 different people said the same thing...Where's the eggnog flavor? It is a decent cookie to have with coffee but only if you like semi-crispy cookies. I even cut down the baking time by 5 minutes and they still came out crispier than I expected. Not a recipe I plan to use again. Sorry. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2006
I love eggnog so I thought that this would be a tasty cookie to make for a cookie exchange. I did not take them because they were not very special! I took advise from other reviews and used 3/4C of eggnog and only 1/4t. nutmeg. I dusted the top w/ a mixture of nutmeg cinnamon and powdered sugar which helped the blandness of the cookie. They were just O.K.. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
I love egg nog and used a very flavorful brand of it. However all you can really taste is the nutmeg. 5 different people said the same thing...Where's the eggnog flavor? It is a decent cookie to have with coffee but only if you like semi-crispy cookies. I even cut down the baking time by 5 minutes and they still came out crispier than I expected. Not a recipe I plan to use again. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
I love egg nog and used a very flavorful brand of it. However all you can really taste is the nutmeg. 5 different people said the same thing...Where's the eggnog flavor? It is a decent cookie to have with coffee but only if you like semi-crispy cookies. I even cut down the baking time by 5 minutes and they still came out crispier than I expected. Not a recipe I plan to use again. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2006
I love eggnog so I thought that this would be a tasty cookie to make for a cookie exchange. I did not take them because they were not very special! I took advise from other reviews and used 3/4C of eggnog and only 1/4t. nutmeg. I dusted the top w/ a mixture of nutmeg cinnamon and powdered sugar which helped the blandness of the cookie. They were just O.K.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2007
All the recipes for Eggnog cookies at this site are the same. It is a little frustrating since they say they don't duplicate recipes. Anyways this one adds 1/4 cup more flour and I seem to like it better. Taste like the cookies from "Mrs. Field's". I sprinkle them with green sugar to give them a little bit of color. Quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2008
Great great recipe...I used the revisions someone else posted and they were wonderful...I still have people asking me for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2011
If you leave out the nutmeg you'll taste the eggnog. I made a quick glaze with the eggnog as well and it enhanced the taste quite a bit! An easy way to use up the leftover eggnog in the frig! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
These cookies turned out awesome! A big hit. Nice and soft and chewy. I didn't have nutmeg so that was the only thing missing but they are still great. Love the eggnog flavor. I dropped them by spoon and some of them kind of look a bit "rough" - no big deal because the taste is fantastic but next time I might shape into balls a bit to make them look a little neater. These are a going to be made every year in my house. Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/09/2007
Way too much nutmeg and allspice. all you need is a pinch of both. add a bit more cinnamon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
I have been making these cookies for years and they are FABULOUS!! My fiance has me make them every year! I am particularly fond of this specific recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2004
I shared in a cookie exchange this year and everyone just loved this recipe. It was too bad I could not claim the credit for it. Excellent flavor and nice texture. I am making more today for my family. Read More
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