Eggnog Cookies

‘Tis the season of eggnog, and I love eggnog just a little bit too much for my own good.  I am SO happy to buy that first carton that shows up on the supermarket shelf, but after I have a glass or two I start getting that little annoying voice in my head that reminds me that eggnog is about one million calories a glassful, and that’s before you start eating the Christmas cookies that go along with it.

This cookie is the answer to all of that.  It’s a light and delicious little treat with just a hint of eggnog flavor in it (there is only 1/4 cup of eggnog in the whole batch), and those little brown flecks on the top of the cookie?  Yep, nutmeg.  It’s like having a cup of eggnog AND a Christmas cookie, all in one scrumptious package.  Plus they are a snap to make.

AND, if you have any eggnog left over after all that, you can make this.

Except for the recipe, which I snagged from the always fabulous The Cooking Photographer‘s blog – LOVE her.  


Eggnog Cookies

Serves: 32 cookies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ scant teaspoon mace or nutmeg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup full fat eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar, salt, mace and vanilla extract together until fluffy. Mix in the egg and eggnog. Mix in baking soda, and then beat in flour until just combined.
  3. With a standard (size 50) cookie scoop, scoop the batter and place on sheets 2 inches apart. Sprinkle dough very lightly with mace and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Let rest for 2 minutes on sheets then move to cooling rack.



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  1. vanillasugar says:

    have never made these and they are everywhere! must remedy that.
    merry christmas to you!!

  2. This is why I just can't possibly buy eggnog. I'll wake up one morning 500 pounds heavier and covered in eggnog cartons. Ah but these cookies. They seem worth risking it.

  3. eggnog with a shot of rum, kahlua, and/or whiskey…now that's how to do it…

  4. OH, I had to lol at Santa's back side…pretty sure that's what mine is going to look like when this holiday is over! Going to make these cookies AND take EcoGrrl's suggestion, and put a little Kahlua in my eggnog as well! They make it in 70 proof now, so holidays with the inlaws just started looking up 😉

  5. Laura Keller says:

    Mmm sounds delicious! What a great idea – combine two of the biggest calorie-laden treats of the season into one! Love it and can't wait to try these cookies. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

  6. Wish they offered eggnog in the small whipping cream size cartons then it might be safe to have sitting in the frig@ These sound delicious. Happy holidays Kate!

  7. Ha–cute napkin! I didn't know you followed Laura–she's my buddy and it was cool to see her on another blog I follow! wooo hooo! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

  8. LOVE eggnog!!! These look delish! Just bookmarked it for next year…if I can wait that long. :)

  9. Just made this for the THIRD!!! time since you've posted it. These cookies are amazing.

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