Eggnog Cutout Cookies Recipe
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Eggnog Cutout Cookies Recipe

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I created this cookie recipe because my sons liked eggnog so much. After frosting the cookies, you can add to their festive flair by sprinkling them with colored sugar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon eggnog
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons eggnog
  • Liquid or paste food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 164 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Stir in eggnog. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, nutmeg if desired and enough eggnog to achieve icing consistency. Add food coloring if desired. Spread over cooled cookies; let stand until set. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Eggnog Cutout Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p31

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kminman User ID: 8133177 123768
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"I use this recipe every year. My whole family loves them! I add 3 cups of flour to begin with so the dough isn't so sticky later. I also add a dash of cinnamon to make the dough a little more flavorful."

avist6 User ID: 6422467 38442
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"LOVE THIS RECIPE! A few years back I found this recipe in an old country woman cookbook. I thought this was a perfect recipe because the family and I love eggnog. Very soft and delicate these cookies are great to set the mood for a perfect Christmas. The only problem i had was the sticky dough. I had to add a little extra flower to make it manageable. I always double the batch because my friends love snatching a few from the cooling rack."

kengrants User ID: 4608201 205295
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"These are really yummy. We love them. But, the dough is very soft and sticky so you have to add a lot of flour when you roll them out."

jamie67 User ID: 6373915 120983
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This is one of my go-to's at Christmas. It makes a lot of cookies, so usually 1 batch does it for my family and friends. Love it!"

mommy_of5 User ID: 3280704 86687
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"We make this recipe every year for the past 4 years! We always have to make double b/c the kids (and hubby) sneak them off the cooling rack!"

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