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eggnog cookies

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

You are going to love these easy Eggnog Cookies with the creamy flavors of eggnog, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves all topped with a light eggnog glaze and a sprinkling of nutmeg and cinnamon. If you are an eggnog fan than these are a must try. I love to include them on my cookie trays this time of year with my Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies, Magic Cookie Bars, Rum Balls, and Peanut Butter Fudge.

yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For eggnog cookies

  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg (plus extra for topping)
  • pinch
    ground cloves
  • 3/4 c
    unsalted butter softened (preferably land o lakes)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup

How To Make eggnog cookies

  • 1
    In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar, nutmeg and cloves and set aside for a few minutes.
  • 2
    Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy; approximately 2 minutes. Reduce mixer to low add egg yolks; mixing just until incorporated. Add the eggnog and vanilla extract mixing on low just until combined. Add the flour mixture in 3 intervals mixing on low just until incorporated; scraping down the side of the bowl and beaters when needed. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 1/2-2 hours.
  • 3
    Lightly butter your hands and roll the dough into a little less than 1 inch balls. Place on parchment covered baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Fully cool before glazing.
  • 4
    Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, eggnog and corn syrup. Using a tables knife or spatula spread the glaze and sprinkle with a very small pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon.