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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 7 dozen


  • 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 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • Colored sugar
  • Vanilla frosting, optional


  • Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggnog, baking soda and nutmeg. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° until edges are lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Cool on wire racks. If desired, decorate with frosting.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 71 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Bill Garrison Jr.
    Dec 19, 2019

    Took about 3 hours. tasted okay; but not exciting.. next time I think I will use Pumpkin Spice eggnog for more flavor.

  • Porky
    Dec 30, 2018

    To all you people who can’t bake or pick good egg nog, that is your fault not the recipes. I have made this many times with excellent results and I would have made many more if I had a kitchen of my own with more then 4 feet of space. I suggest you people learn how to bake first and pick out good ingredients cuz mine always turns out excellent. I also do believe I always add cinnamon

  • squeeziecake
    Jan 9, 2018

    I gave these a try and at first I didn't really like them at all. I threw out the ones with just colored sugar but kept the ones we frosted because I thought they were at least edible. I thought there was too much nutmeg. However - and I don't know if it's because the cookies "sat" for awhile or it's something in the frosting, but they are tasting much much better! I honestly don't know if I will make them again. We'll see!

  • BilliePock
    Dec 10, 2017

    This is a 5 star hit with my family. I love the flavor. The dough rolled out great. I will be adding this to my Christmas cookie list every year.

  • Bravacuoca
    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.

  • mzcountrylady
    Dec 24, 2012

    Will add just a little more eggnog.

  • VRDennis
    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

  • funshinekelly
    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.

  • PSD1
    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.

  • alainaw30
    Dec 7, 2010

    My husband's new favorite cookie. YUM!