Eggnog Cookies

Deliciously soft Eggnog Cookies are topped with lovely eggnog glaze. Top with a cute printable tag for holiday perfection!

Peppermint punch or hot chocolate and a plate of cookies are a best-loved holiday treat in our home. Everyone loves these soft and tasty Eggnog Cookies with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

Eggnog Cookies on plate

Eggnog Meltaway Cookies

Who loves eggnog?! I do! It’s a holiday staple, and I love that you can use it for things other than just drinking. Yes. It’s true. You can even use it for baking!! How awesome is that?! I used it in today’s recipe for Eggnog cookies. The result was a soft and chewy cookie with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and eggnog.

The Eggnog glaze on top was the perfect addition. It made them just sweet enough but not too rich and makes for another great holiday cookie recipe to try this year.

There really is nothing like making a cute gift out of something homemade – like cookies! I really hope you get a chance to try these delicious Eggnog Cookies. If you know of someone who is an Eggnog lover, I can guarantee they’ll love this cookie concoction. 😉

Eggnog for eggnog cookies

How to Make Eggnog Cookies

If you’re a fan of eggnog, then you’ll definitely love these cookies. They only require a few simple ingredients and steps.

WET INGREDIENTS. Begin by creaming together your butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well. From there, add eggnog and mix until well combined.

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon and mix. Add this mixture to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.

BAKE. Use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

GLAZE + SERVE. Let cool before drizzling on the glaze. Super easy and super tasty!

Christmas Jar Gifts for eggnog cookies

Christmas Cookie Gift

Well, if you guys know me at all you won’t be surprised to learn that I didn’t stop at just making cookies. I was asked by Horizon Organic to make a simple and fun gift idea this holiday season and decided to use these cookies and a Cookie Jar I found at my local Kroger Store for it.

Who would give a Cookie Jar for a gift without cookies, right?! I made this batch and then filled the jar with them and even decided to make a little poem and turned it into a tag that reminded the recipient of the true reason for this amazing season.

To make this gift is beyond simple! I began by finding a cute jar. From there, I made this printable tag.

Sweet is the Season Tags to go with eggnog cookies

TO DOWNLOAD Christmas Tag:

Just click on the image above, RIGHT-CLICK, and SAVE. Open it in a program like WORD, RE-SIZE, PRINT and CUT OUT.

Attach it to your jar or any present for that matter with ribbon or twine.

Tips + SToring Info

What is in eggnog: Eggnog has a milk or cream base, with egg yolks, tapioca starch, and lots of nutmeg. It is super creamy and flavorful. I have a really easy Homemade Eggnog Recipe.

How to make them soft and chewy: Eggnog cookies are more cakey than crispy. If you want to make them chewier,  consider substituting ½ brown sugar for the white sugar required in the recipe. Also be sure that you take the cookies out right when the edges start to turn brown to keep them soft.

To FREEZE: These cookies would do well as baked and then frozen cookies, or just freezing the dough before baking. When freezing baked cookies make sure that you freeze them in layers and then let them thaw to room temperature before freezing. When freezing the dough and then trying to bake it make sure that you add on a couple of extra minutes.

STORE cookies for about a week in a ziploc bag or tupperware container on the counter. These cookies are made a little bit cakey and are at risk of drying out if they are left out. You can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks. If you are worried about them hardening over time you can keep a piece of sandwich bread in the container with them. The bread will get stale before your cookies do!

Eggnog Cookies on a white plate

For more holiday cookies, check out:

Eggnog Cookies Recipe

4.50 from 14 votes
Everyone loves these soft and tasty Eggnog Cookies with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. These cookies are also topped with an eggnog glaze and are perfect for the holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 2286 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


Eggnog Cookie

Eggnog Glaze


  • Begin by creaming together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add eggnog and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop batter onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
  • Make glaze by mixing powdered sugar and eggnog. Drizzle over cookies and ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from In Katrina’s Kitchen.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. This recipe calls for 1 & 1/2 cups of eggnog. That turned my recipe (which I had doubled) into pancake batter. I went to Google to see if I could find other Eggnog cookie recipes and they all called for 1/2 c. of eggnog. Not sure if this is a misprint, or what, but I sure wasted a lot of ingredients. :/

    1. My mother in law had the same issue today. It is way to much liquid. I told her to try again with half a cup

    2. They came out super creamy and wet I added more flour to make it more packed and stiff but it didnt work and I did freeze it and it kinda helped, but not really.

  2. 2 stars
    One and a half cups eggnog? My dough came out more like batter, so I poured it into a jelly roll pan and it came out like an egg nog cake after 30 minutes. Soft and flavorful, but definitely not a cookie dough.

  3. 4 stars
    I was able to save this recipe by adding 1/2 cup flour and then poured into muffin pan. I used convection oven and bumped the temp to 375.

  4. 5 stars
    I make these every year at Christmas for work. Everyone absolutely loves them. There’s never any left and I get asked for the recipe all the time!

  5. Like the others i have to agree, its too liquid . if you look at other similar recipes , it calls for 2 egg yolks and not 2 full eggs. Also they use less eggnog. i ended up making cupcakes out of them . Flavour is ok, missing spices …. would not recommend this recipe

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