Frosted Eggnog Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Eggnog Cookies Recipe

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Eggnog stars in both the cookie and frosting in this new-found recipe, imparting a subtle holiday flavor.—Amanda Taylor, Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:160 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 160 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup eggnog

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 50 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggnog. Combine flour, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into four 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For icing, in a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and eggnog; beat until smooth. Frost cookies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 13-1/2 dozen.
To Make Ahead: Dough can be made 2 days in advance. Iced cookies can be stored for 1 week in an airtight container.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Eggnog Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p138

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cdugdell User ID: 5127261 240742
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"My husband loves these cookies at Christmas time. They have great flavor and the icing is great."

Dianestein User ID: 8669211 239808
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"Disappointing. The cookies tasted like raw flour and the icing tasted like butter. I'd look elsewhere if you're considering this recipe. I was fooled by the 4.5 star rating. These tasted nothing like the eggnog cookies I've had."

cjmead User ID: 293231 239679
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015 Edited Dec. 15, 2016

"Yummy cookies. I'm not much for doing fussy frosting, so I just put a little dollop of frosting in the center and put a plate of cookies in the microwave for about 15 seconds until the frosting melted and spread out. While frosting was still soft, I sprinkled the tops with nutmeg sugar to give them a little visual interest.

2016- I was short on time, so I just sprinkled the tops with nutmeg sugar after they came out of the oven. I always add more nutmeg to the dough than is called for."

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 239459
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"My mom and I are always looking for new recipes to try for our Christmas cookie collection. We made these this year, but I don't think we'll be making them again. They were easy to make especially since they can be made ahead of time then just sliced. They were lacking flavor though. Even with the frosting, it was just sweet but not a strong eggnog flavor."

Sleaterkitty User ID: 8662243 239435
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"I came across this recipe just in time for a cookie contest at work for our holiday party. I found the recipe easy to follow. I baked the cookies for about 10 minutes and they came out amazing. Not too soft or too crispy. The icing was also delicious. Definitely an egg nog flavor, but not overwhelming. I recommend this recipe! And.. I won the cookie competition."

[email protected] User ID: 6921920 238679
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"I made these last year and everyone loved them. I chose this recipe because it had the most eggnog in it and they were delicious! They are a soft cookie and I baked them for less time then stated. I think it was more like 7 minutes.

I am going to make them again this year along with my gingerbread men. <3"

mollysmom1026 User ID: 7394765 215310
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"A great cookie! It will be one of our holiday favorites from here on out!"

DonaJK User ID: 4401398 215108
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"These cookies were dry and not that tasty. Frosting was good though.Won't be making again."

Sylvester90 User ID: 5984649 214373
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"These were great. I halved the recipe and added a little bit of nutmeg to the icing. Very easy recipe with great results! I baked my first batch for 7 minutes and they were a bit overdone. 5 minutes seems to be just right. They stay really light, so watch carefully. You don't want to overcook these or they get dry. 8-10 minutes is way too long."

judy doyle User ID: 4921962 128825
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"iam a egg nog lover but, these cookies just didnt make the grade. Too sweet and not a good flavor. plus made too many cookies and took alot of time to make."

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