Yield: 48 cookies

Pecan Eggnog Cookies

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Pecan Egg Nog Cookies will be all the rage at your next cookie exchange. Delicious, melt-in-your-mouth cookie cups have eggnog and pecans baked into every bite!


For the cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup egg nog
  • 1 cup finely chopped Pecans

For the topping:

  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons egg nog
  • ¼ cup finely chopped Fisher Pecans
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. For the cookies, combine butter and powdered sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat until fully combined. Add in salt, flour, cornstarch, rum, nutmeg and egg nog. Beat until it becomes a soft dough. Fold in chopped pecans.
  2. Drop by large tablespoon into a greased mini muffin pan. Bake for for 13-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
  3. Remove and lightly press each top with a tart shaper (a water bottle cap would work too!). Just enough to give a small indent. Allow to cool in pans about 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  4. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar with egg nog until combined. Drop a small teaspoon on top of each cooled cookie cup. Immediately sprinkle with chopped pecans and a pinch of nutmeg. Allow to set, about 15 minutes. ENJOY!


  • Use a tart shaper (or your thumb) to make an indent in the top of each cookie as they come out of the oven.
  • Let the eggnog glaze set for about 15 minutes before serving these pecan cookies.
  • Use store bought or homemade eggnog in this recipe.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy within one week for best taste.
  • Let butter soften at room temperature before using for easiest mixing.
  • Have leftover eggnog in the carton after making these? Make some Eggnog Fudge too!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 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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