Eggnog Cookies


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Eggnog Cookies are a chewy snickerdoodle with plenty of added Christmas flavors. Make these delicious treats for the holidays!

If you’re looking for some unique Christmas cookies with plenty of holiday flavors, look no further! These eggnog cookies are made like a delicious, chewy snickerdoodle- and that eggnog glaze is just perfect.

Eggnog Cookies with Glaze

Eggnog Cookies

I’m always on the hunt for the best Christmas cookies I can find! If you’ve looked around on this site, you’ll find more than a few tasty holiday cookie recipes- all of which I’ve enjoyed making and eating up. This Eggnog Cookie Recipe that I’ve whipped up today is a real special one that I’m certain you all with love!

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Stack of Snickerdoodle Eggnog Cookies

First of all, this cookie recipe yields a delicious snickerdoodle cookie with just the right amount of chew to it. I’m a big fan of snickerdoodles so this recipe is already a winner! What’s more, by using eggnog both in the dough and for a glaze, you get even more of those rich, creamy, and spiced flavors that are perfect during the holidays. These are some impressive Christmas cookies- if you want to whip up a plate of treats your guests or kiddos are going to eat up real quick, these will do the trick!

Text on image Eggnog Cookies

Loved these Christmas Cookies? You’ll enjoy these holiday treats too!

  • Our Christmas Butter Cookies are an old-fashioned holiday treat we know you’ll love! These silky, buttery-smooth cookies are an absolute delight to snack on- you won’t be able to have just one. They’re great served plain or when dipped and coated with some chocolate.
  • While you can’t go wrong with some classic Gingerbread Cookies, you’ll enjoy our Christmas Sugar Cookies just as much! Both recipes will give you a good-looking cutout cookie that’s great for icing and decorating. Go with the gingerbread for the traditional, spiced flavors or the sugar cookies something sweet but simple.
  • Thumbprint Cookies combine a classic shortbread cookie with a fruity, jammy center. These are an all-time favorite- sweet, simple, and the perfect amount of fruitiness. The best part: you can use any of your favorite jams, preserves, or marmalades!

Text on image Eggnog Cookies

Ingredients for Snickerdoodle Eggnog Cookies

There are a few working parts in this Christmas Cookie recipe that we’ll have to work with, each with their own, short ingredient lists. First, to make the dough, we’ll use a wet mix and a dry mix. For our wet ingredients, you’ll need…
  • Butter
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar – Light or dark should be fine.
  • Eggs
  • Eggnog – This recipe would taste even better if you used a nice Homemade Eggnog!
  • Vanilla Extract
The dry mix, meanwhile, will use the following…
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Nutmeg – For a bit of extra spice!
We’ll mix those together to make some eggnog snickerdoodle cookies. For the glaze that’ll go on top, you’ll use…
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • Eggnog

Ingredients for Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

How to make Christmas Cookies with Eggnog

Start this recipe off by first dropping your butter into a mixing bowl. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat it into a nice, creamy consistency.

Butter in bowl

Once that butter has been beaten nice and smooth, add in both your granulated white sugar and your brown sugar. Turn that mixer back on and cream all those ingredients together.

Sugars added to butter

When those have all started to come together, you can pitch in a couple of eggs, some vanilla extract, and about half of our eggnog. Let your mixer beat those in until everything is well blended.

Egg, vanilla and eggnog added to mixture

With our wet ingredients all taken care of, we can focus on getting the dry stuff mixed up. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and nutmeg.

Cookie dry ingredients in a bowl

Our dry ingredients are all prepped and ready to go- easy, right? Now we just have to mix the wet and dry ingredients together. You’ll want to add the dry mix to the wet stuff a hefty dash at a time, mixing in each dash until just blended before adding the next. In time, all of your ingredients will be mixed together and you’ll have a complete dough.

We don’t want to put this dough to work just yet though. First, we’re going to cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and transfer it to the fridge. Allow that to chill covered for about an hour before rolling out your dough into one-inch balls and placing on a prepared baking sheet. You can prep your sheet with parchment paper, a silicone mat, or by just greasing it well.

Cookie dough balls on baking sheet

Once you’ve got a sheet of these cookies ready, transfer them to a 350 degree oven. These are going to need about 8-9 minutes to bake- you’re looking for the edges to turn a lovely golden-brown color. When they’ve picked up some color, pull your cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a wire rack. They’ll finish cooling here while we prep a quick eggnog glaze to go over top.

Eggnog glazed cookies

In a mixing bowl first, whisk together your powdered sugar and a bit of nutmeg. Once blended, start adding in your remaining eggnog about a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Drizzle your glaze over the cookies and allow to set before plating up and enjoying!

Christmas Eggnog cookies with bite

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Eggnog Cookies

By: Jen CIncyshopper
Eggnog Cookies are a chewy snickerdoodle with plenty of added Christmas flavors. Make these delicious treats for the holidays!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Servings: 36


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Eggnog, divided
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, divided
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar


  • In a bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, 1/4 cup of eggnog and vanilla.
  • Beat until blended.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and cream of tartar.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until just combined.
  • Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Prepare a cookie sheet by either greasing or lining with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Form the dough into 1" balls and place on prepared sheet.
  • Bake 8-9 minutes until lightly browned on edges.
  • Cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.
  • Whisk together powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.
  • Add eggnog 1 tablespoon at a time and stir to blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Drizzle glaze over cookies and allow to set.


Calories: 156kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 101mg, Potassium: 47mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 178IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg
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About Jen Cincyshopper

A lover of food and frugal living. A wife to a wonderful hubby, momma to 5 fun kiddos. Welcome to my blog. You will find REAL TASTY RECIPES. Be sure to subscribe to my email list and follow me on social media, to never miss a recipe.

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  1. I love your cookie suggestions. Definitely want to make the eggnog cookies and add them to my Christmas cookie tray.