Yield: 18 cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes

These eggnog cookies are pillowy soft and melt in your mouth. With real eggnog in the dough and icing, and sprinkles with warming spices, you'll watch these cookies disappear quickly and wish you made a double batch.


For the Cookies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup eggnog
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the topping

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, for rolling
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons eggnog


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, and eggnog until fully incorporated.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  4. Once dry ingredients are fully incorporated, scoop out tablespoon-sized balls, rolling each in granulated sugar.
  5. Place on baking sheet with 2-inches of space between each cookie.
  6. Press down with palm of hand, or flat bottomed measuring cup to about ½-inch thick discs.
  7. Bake in center of oven for 9-11 minutes, until just set on the edges.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack.
  9. While cookies cool, whisk together the powdered sugar and eggnog. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies.


  • Store cookies in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Swap out the nutmeg, ginger, and cloves for ½ teaspoon allspice.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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