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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.

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!!

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

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

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. You can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

STORE cookies for about a week in a ziploc bag or tupperware container on the counter.

Eggnog Cookies on a white plate

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4.54 from 15 votes

Eggnog Cookies Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
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.
Servings: 2 dozen
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes


Eggnog Cookie

Eggnog Glaze

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  • 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!


Calories: 2286kcal, Carbohydrates: 354g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 84g, Saturated Fat: 51g, Cholesterol: 472mg, Sodium: 794mg, Potassium: 851mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 231g, Vitamin A: 2805IU, Vitamin C: 2.9mg, Calcium: 466mg, Iron: 8.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Recipe adapted from In Katrina’s Kitchen.

About Kristyn

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. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    Eggnog in cookies? Yes, please! So soft & love the taste that the eggnog brings!

  2. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    Im not a big fan of eggnog but I’ll take it in the form of a cookie! I like the spices in this cookie.

  3. kristina says:

    5 stars
    Im usually not an eggnog fan, but I do like your eggnog recipe and I like these cookies. So maybe I am a fan after all.

  4. Joy says:

    5 stars
    We made these last year & they were a big hit! My husband loves eggnog, so these were a real treat for him!

  5. Tanya says:

    2 stars
    They taste good But ran when I put them on the pan because they were so thin. When baked they were barely formed. Not sure what I did wrong.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      It is hard to know. Did you follow the recipe, exactly?

  6. Tabitha Billig says:

    5 stars
    It looks yummy! But more imnportant: A big and jolly Merry Christmas all the way from Sweden. I hope you have a blessed day without so many hours online!

  7. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    These recipes look great, Kristin! Merry Christmas to you and all the family!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Thanks so much!! Merry Christmas!

  8. Christine Beck says:

    I’am still cOnfused. So how much sugar do you use or is the glaze that gives it the sweetness you need?

  9. Mish says:

    Egg nog cookies don’t have the amount t of sugar required listed.

  10. Wendy lee lohr says:

    we would all love to know how much sugar. I’ve got the butter in the bowl and am stuck on the sugar ordeal…

    1. Molly says:

      I was just in your situation!
      I did equal parts butter to sugar (split 1/2 and 1/2 between white and light brown). They came out awesome 🙂 Hope this helpS! also found that it took a bit longer time to bake than expected. But the final product is delicious.