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
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
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 cookie equals 50 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 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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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"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."

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."

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."

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