Deliciously soft Eggnog Cookies are topped with lovely eggnog glaze. Top with a cute printable tag for holiday perfection!
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. 😉
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 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.
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!
For more holiday cookies, check out:
- Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peppermint Sugar Cookies
- Christmas Cookies
- Eggnog Snickerdoodles
Eggnog Cookies Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 tbsp Horizon Organic Eggnog
- 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.