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Frosted Eggnog Cookies Recipe

Frosted Eggnog Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Recipe Note

To Make Ahead: Dough can be made 2 days in advance. Iced cookies can be stored for 1 week in an airtight container.

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.

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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."

bznest User ID: 6342580 190950
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"These were a HIT!! I was looking for a new recipe that wasn't TOO labor intensive and this fit the bill! I'm heavy-handed with the frosting so I ran a little short on that but otherwise a GREAT recipe that everyone loved!"

rodricat User ID: 3743046 188083
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"Loved this recipe and the icing (with nutmeg added) really made the cookie sweeter. I baked the cookies as directed. They came out of the oven pale and soft-looking. So I let them sit on the cookie sheet a minute or two before removing to the wire rack. This is neither a crunchy nor chewy cookie. One more note: The recipe made so much dough that I wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap and left some uncooked in the refrigerator for almost two weeks. They still sliced easily, baked well and tasted just as fresh as the first batch. Thanks, TasteofHome!"

sldeaton1107 User ID: 7034945 211624
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"They tasted okay, but, the cookie was dry and the icing was too soft and couldn't pack them as a gift."

catsinjammers User ID: 4921920 176509
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I added 1/2 tsp. eggnog flavoring (ordered from King Arthur Flour) to the dough and 1/4 tsp. to the frosting, with great results. I agree that it is important to use high quality eggnog and to not overbake. They are still pale when they are done."

apple3891 User ID: 4432469 190948
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Amazing! I took advice from another review and added 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the icing and it added a slight little punch to it! Highly recommend - be careful not to overbake them - just cook until set so they don't get hard when cooled. This will be a Christmas tradition- thanks for sharing!"

csklaryk User ID: 856239 190947
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Very disappointed. Hard to roll and not as tasty as I had hoped."

JERRIJD User ID: 4589396 211623
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"Great cookie, found it hard to roll into log and even hard to cut (not real firm), going to try to roll into balls and flatten a little next time... The cookie was great and I added nutmeg to the frosting and gave it just the right addition....."

MaryThompson User ID: 831135 121175
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"Good cookies! different variety than the traditional Christmas cookie. like to mix a batch of cookies & chill to finish later. (don't have to do it all at once) I sampled...yum. I know my family will love them at Christmas. thank you for sharing this's a keeper."

marianneposey User ID: 3242933 128812
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"These were so good. Definitely use a high quality egg nog so you have a good flavor. I added just a little nutmeg to the frosting as well. It gave it just the right amount of spice. I liked these because they aren't to sweet or spiced but just right. Yum!"

anne97 User ID: 7504504 128804
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013


[email protected] User ID: 367191 190337
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"My mom and I made these for Christmas and my husband LOVED them and he is really picky. The icing is to die for!"

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