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Eggnog Cookies Recipe

Eggnog Cookies Recipe

"This cookie's flavor fits right into the holiday spirit," writes Myra Innes, field editor from Auburn, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:42 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • Colored sugar


  • 1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggnog, baking soda and nutmeg. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Using floured 3-1/2-in. cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes; place on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • 3. Bake at 350° until edges are lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 63 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Eggnog Cookies

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Cookie was much too sweet, with and without sprinkles or colored sugar. I suggest using less sugar, brush only with egg white and add one cinnamon heart at the center of the cookie to add color. Add the cinnamon heart after 5 minutes, otherwise it will melt."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Will add just a little more eggnog."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I loved this was really easy. Half way through we had to put the rest of the dough back in the fridge it was getting to warm. I used half the nutmeg then added 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. They came out prefect"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"Amazing cookies. My friends don't even like eggnog, but they admitted that they do love these cookies. A great change from the usual sugar cookies."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I thought the nutmeg was overpowering. Couldn't taste the eggnog at all. Should be renamed "nutmeg cookies". Disappointed. Won't make again."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"My husband's new favorite cookie. YUM!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I make these every year. very yummy and very easy to make"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"My 13-year-old son made these all by himself. The dough was easy to work with and produced sturdy, but tender cookies despite all of the handling--perfect for all methods of cookie decorating."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"I love the flavour of this recipe. I cooked it a until it was just starting to get golden and it was nice and soft."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"I did these cookies for Christmas and I love them. They remind me of Italian cccokies."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"My mom received this recipe in a 1990's version of Taste of Home and we have been making them ever since. Everyone looks forward to a box of eggnog cookies from us during the holidays! I can't encourage someone to bake these enough!!!"

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