Frosted Eggnog Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 13-1/2 dozen
- 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
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup eggnog
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
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Dec 3, 2018
I found this cookie lacking the eggnog flavor I was looking for. I added some nutmeg to the icing to help out the flavor. Sorry, but will probably not make these again.
Dec 24, 2017
I doubled the batch and refrigerated it as I would regular cookie dough and rolled it out to 1/4 inch. Used a wine glass as a cookie cutter and got beautiful cookies. Yield 66 cookies to a double batch. They are delicious!!
Dec 11, 2017
Psalm, please don't post if you haven't tried the recipe and have no intention to.
Dec 6, 2017
Like the looks/sound of this but critiques are sketchy. am sure the eggnog flavor would come out if I used my favorite recipe of all time for President Reagan's favorite White House eggnog-there's no missing flavor in that stuff ;-)
Nov 13, 2017
I made these as part of my 24 types of cookies for the holidays. I also had a batch of eggnog for backing and was looking for an eggnog heavy recipe. The dough was easy to make, the logs sat in the fridge over night and baked the next day. I used the frosting recipe, but took a little out to make red and green. Once the white frosting was on, I used the green to make a zigzag tree with a red dot at its top. The icing mellowed together to look like a perfect pattern. Too bad I can’t get the photo to load here because they looked great. They tasted fantastic and my two little cookie critiques were begging for seconds.
Dec 31, 2015
My husband loves these cookies at christmas time. They have great flavor and the icing is great.
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.
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.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.
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.
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.