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32 Holiday Recipes to Make with Eggnog

Go outside the glass with these creamy, crunchy, whipped and baked recipes featuring the official ingredient of Christmas: eggnog. From breakfast bakes to side dishes to sweet dessert dip, these recipes featuring eggnog make the holidays even richer.

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Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

To use up leftover eggnog, cranberries and pecans from the holiday season, I added them to a classic coffee cake recipe. Mix it all together the night before, and bake it in the morning. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

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Eggnog ThumbprintsTaste of Home

Eggnog Thumbprints

These cute cookie bites always get a recipe request. They make special holiday gifts and freeze well, too.— Mary Ann Ludwig, Edwardsville, Illinois
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Eggnog Cream with Spiced Pecan Raisin DunkersTaste of Home

Eggnog Cream with Spiced Pecan Raisin Dunkers

I have a thing for eggnog and other creamy desserts like s’mores, pudding, mousses and dips. So I turned them into one yummy dip with homemade dunkers. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Eggnog Cream PuffsTaste of Home

Eggnog Cream Puffs

If you want to receive rave reviews and recipe requests, combine two Christmas classics: eggnog and cream puffs. When it comes to Santa, this recipe goes on the "nice" list! —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
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Coconut Eggnog PieTaste of Home

Coconut Eggnog Pie

This easy recipe became a family favorite by happy accident. I was trying to use up extra eggnog and coconut from other holiday baking—and they are so good together. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, TX
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Cranberry Eggnog SaladTaste of Home

Cranberry Eggnog Salad

For a bright salad with a vintage holiday feel, we stack a layer of raspberry gelatin and cranberry sauce over a yummy pineapple-eggnog base. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
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Eggnog Bread Pudding with Cranberries

Eggnog Bread Pudding with Cranberries

My parents love this bread pudding loaded with cranberries and pecans – and it uses up leftover dinner rolls. For eggnog lovers, it makes a divine dessert. —Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri
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Eggnog Sweet Potato BakeTaste of Home

Eggnog Sweet Potato Bake

I love eggnog so I am always looking for new ways to use it. When I added it to mashed sweet potatoes I knew I had a winner. You can make this the night before and refrigerate it unbaked; the next day, let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.—Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri
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Eggnog EclairsTaste of Home

Eggnog Eclairs

My mother’s golden eclairs have a rich, creamy custard filling. If you prefer, replace the simple glaze on top with a dusting of confectioners' sugar or a drizzle of melted chocolate. —Laurinda Johnston, Belchertown, Massachusetts
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Cranberry Eggnog MuffinsTaste of Home

Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

No one in my house wants to finish the leftover eggnog or cranberry sauce, so I use those ingredients to make warm muffins that vanish. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont
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Eggnog CookiesTaste of Home

Eggnog Cookies

This cookie's flavor fits right into the holiday spirit—pick your favorite cookie cutter shapes to make them even more festive! —Myra Innes, Auburn, Kansas
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Eggnog Tiramisu TrifleTaste of Home

Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Rich and absolutely fabulous—my family's five-star dessert is simply an opulent presentation that is almost too good to eat. You'll relish every luscious bite.—Tonya Burkhard, Davis, Illinois
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Double Whammy Eggnog Cookies

Double Whammy Eggnog Cookies

These cookies are an amazing way to use extra eggnog. They've become a new family classic. — Teresa Morris, Laurel, Delaware
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Holiday Eggnog PieTaste of Home

Holiday Eggnog Pie

I created this holiday pie one day when trying to use up a few things I had on hand. Everyone loved it! With pumpkin pie spice and eggnog, this creamy, dreamy pie has fantastic flavor. —Shirley Darger, Colorado City, Arizona
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Eggnog Mini LoavesTaste of Home

Eggnog Mini Loaves

The seasonal flavors of eggnog, rum extract and nutmeg shine through in these moist, golden loaves. Tender slices go great with a cup of coffee. —Beverly Elmore, Spokane, Michigan
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Eggnog French ToastTaste of Home

Eggnog French Toast

This recipe is a favorite of our family and not only at Christmas. We especially like to prepare this hearty breakfast when we go camping. —Robert Northrup, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Holiday Eggnog SnickerdoodlesTaste of Home

Holiday Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Eggnog flavor is infused into the cookie and the glaze with this yummy recipe, perfect for the Christmas season.—Bonnie Massimino, Brookeville, Maryland
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Eggnog Tube CakeTaste of Home

Eggnog Tube Cake

My kids have declared this dessert one of their favorites. They love the festive eggnog flavor in the cake. —Mary Ellen Severance, Biggs, California
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Frosted Eggnog CookiesTaste of Home

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog stars in both the cookie and frosting in this new-found recipe, imparting a subtle holiday flavor.—Amanda Taylor, Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan
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Eggnog BreadTaste of Home

Eggnog Bread

Someone always asks for the recipe when I make this rich bread for the holidays or give as gifts. It's easy to make and quite delicious. The bread is a traditional part of the season at my home here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. —Ruth Bickel, Hickory, North Carolina
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Yuletide Eggnog CupcakesTaste of Home

Yuletide Eggnog Cupcakes

If I want a creamier frosting on these, I add more eggnog. The nog lovers in your life won't complain! —Salina Moore, Woodward, Oklahoma
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Butterscotch Eggnog StarsTaste of Home

Butterscotch Eggnog Stars

These yellow star-shaped cookies with a "stained-glass" center are almost too pretty to eat! But they have a rich eggnog flavor that is irresistible. Although they take a little time and patience to prepare, they're worth every minute! —Cheryl Hemmer, Swansea, Illinois
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Mocha EggnogTaste of Home

Mocha Eggnog

This chocolaty twist on traditional eggnog will spread good cheer at your Christmas or New Year's celebration. My family makes a batch each year to sip while opening presents. —Beth Ann Hill, Dayton, Ohio
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Eggnog FudgeTaste of Home

Eggnog Fudge

I experimented with many recipes featuring eggnog before coming up with this winning combination. —Richell Welch, Buffalo, Texas
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Banana Eggnog BreadTaste of Home

Banana Eggnog Bread

This time of year, one of my favorite snacks is warm banana bread with a glass of nog. I decided to combine the two, and was so happy with the resulting eggnog bread. —Kristin Stone, Litte Elm, Texas
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Chilled Mocha EggnogTaste of Home

Chilled Mocha Eggnog

Eggnog gets a delightful twist with a hint of mocha flavor in this recipe. Instant coffee and a sweetened cream topping make this beverage one of the season's super sippers. —Debbi Smith, Crossett, Arkansas
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Eggnog Fruit BreadTaste of Home

Eggnog Fruit Bread

Presents from the pantry are a tradition in my family, and this moist, fruity quick bread is a favorite. I wrap loaves in cellophane and garnish with stickers and curly ribbons. —Margo Stich, Rochester, Minnesota
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Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

My family loves everything cheesecake. These bars combine tart cranberries and rich cream cheese, and taste even better when chilled overnight! —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah
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Eggnog CreamsTaste of Home

Eggnog Creams

I adapted a creamy, dreamy truffle recipe from a chocolate cookbook and came up with my variation to give as gifts. Rum and nutmeg add a bit of classic eggnog flavor. —Carla Manning, Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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Pumpkin Eggnog RollsTaste of Home

Pumpkin Eggnog Rolls

I needed to use up some eggnog, so I swapped it for milk in my sweet roll recipe. Even people who usually don’t go for eggnog go back for seconds of these yummy frosted treats. —Rebecca Soske, Douglas, Wyoming
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Eggnog MousseTaste of Home

Eggnog Mousse

Guests will always find room for this light, fluffy, mouthwatering mousse. It makes an elegant, refreshing finish for heavier meals—and it’s also a great way to use up any extra eggnog in the fridge. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chocolate Eggnog PieTaste of Home

Chocolate Eggnog Pie

Reduced-fat eggnog makes for a creamy pie that’s spiced just right—and a light treat to top off a holiday meal. Guests will have a hard time eating just one slice! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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