Spiced Eggnog Rum Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


4 dozen

Updated: Mar. 23, 2023
One year, when I had a lot of eggnog on hand, I created a new holiday cookie recipe. The flavor is subtle, but somehow the eggnog transforms regular sugar cookies into something exceptional for the holidays. —Mark Banick, Turner, Oregon
Spiced Eggnog Rum Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup eggnog, divided
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons rum extract, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Colored sugar or sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, 1/3 cup eggnog and 1 teaspoon extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ginger and allspice; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Divide dough in half and shape each portion into a disk; cover and refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-1/4-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place stars 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake until edges begin to brown, 8-10 minutes. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For glaze, mix confectioners' sugar, remaining 3/4 teaspoon extract and enough remaining eggnog to achieve a drizzling consistency; drizzle over cookies. Decorate as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 114 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.