Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com
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Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a perfect crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly with cinnamon and nutmeg, and have a drizzle of homemade eggnog glaze on top. The coziest Christmas cookie ever!

Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

Plus, this quick and easy no chill cookie recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make using simple pantry staple ingredients — meaning you likely already have them in your pantry and fridge. These cookies with eggnog might just become your all-time favorite holiday treat.

Why You’ll Love these Eggnog Cookies

  • Delicious holiday flavor. If you’re the type of person that waits all year long for eggnog season to Start, these soft and chewy eggnog cookies are perfect for you. There’s eggnog in the cookie batter and eggnog in the glaze. It’s a two-in-one deal.
  • A quick and easy 20 minute recipe. If their delightful seasonal flavor wasn’t enough reason to Begin a batch of these as soon as possible, the fact that they take less than 20 minutes to make from scratch might further entice you. It’s perfect for a last minute dessert craving!
  • The best texture. These eggnog cookies are soft and chewy with a perfect crackly top. They get a boost of even more tenderness and Christmas flavor with the addition of real eggnog and warming spices.
  • Great for Christmas parties. These simple cookies are an excellent offering for the dessert table at holiday parties everywhere. Next year, guests will petition you to bring your famous cookies with eggnog. They’re also great for holiday cookie exchanges, bake sales, and Christmas cookie boxes.
Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

Ingredient Notes

To make these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, you will Require the following ingredients (full measurements in recipe card below):

  • eggnog – you can use a traditional eggnog with alcohol, or use a Non-Alcoholic Eggnog. You can also try a plant-based eggnog if you’re sensitive to dairy!
  • all-purpose flour – try an equal-exchange gluten free flour to make this recipe gluten free. The texture of the cookies may change slightly but it should produce a similar result.
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • nutmeg – you can use ground nutmeg from the grocery store or grind your own at home using a spice grinder, if you have extra time on your hands.
  • cinnamon – the same goes for the cinnamon! Store bought and freshly ground work equally as well in this eggnog cookie recipe.
  • butter – unsalted butter works best in these cookies, but you can use salted butter if you prefer. It will slightly alter the taste of the cookies. You can also use a plant-based butter alternative to make these cookies dairy-free.
  • granulated sugar – you can use your favorite granulated sugar or sugar substitute here, Like coconut sugar, date sugar, erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit.
  • egg yolks – use a yolk separator tool to easily remove the yolk from the whites, or use egg yolks from a carton if you Ask for to! 2 tablespoons is typically equal to one yolk.
  • vanilla extract – if you have some on hand, an equal amount of vanilla bean paste can be used in place of extract.
  • eggnog glaze – optional, to drizzle over the cookies. The glaze is made with powdered sugar, eggnog, and nutmeg. You can swap the confectioners’ sugar for an equal measure of any powdered sugar substitute Enjoy powdered Swerve, powdered stevia, or monk fruit powder.
Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

Baking Tools

You will also Ask for the following baking tools and equipment:

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • hand mixer
  • cookie scoop
  • half sheet baking pan and silicone baking mat (or parchment paper)
  • wire cooling rack

How to Make the Best Eggnog Cookies

  1. Combine dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Whisk well to combine, then set aside.
  2. Combine wet ingredients. In another large mixing bowl, add melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggnog, egg yolks, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer or whisk until well combined and smooth.

Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined, scraping down the edges of the bowl. Ensure the batter is well combined, but do not overmix. 

Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Scoop cookie dough. Prepare 3 half sheet baking pans with parchment paper (or one, if working in batches). Using your hands or a cookie scoop, scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough. Place the cookie balls evenly onto the baking sheets, spacing them 2-3 inches apart (I do about 6 per sheet).
  2. Bake. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 11-13 minutes, until the edges are set. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to fully cool before glazing.

Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

How to Make Eggnog Glaze

Add all of the ingredients (confectioners’ sugar, eggnog, and nutmeg) to a medium mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies. Allow the glaze to set for an hour before enjoying. 

Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

How to Serve

Serve Eggnog Cookies with a glass of Homemade Eggnog, a warm glass of milk, or another hot drink. Some of our favorites are:

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • White Hot Chocolate
  • Slow Cooker Apple Cider
  • Golden Milk Turmeric Latte

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Make ahead to speed up holiday prep. You have two options to check these off your baking list prior to big holiday engagements: making the dough and refrigerating or freezing it, or baking the cookies as directed and then freezing them to enjoy at a later date. If you fully bake them ahead of time, leave the icing off until you’re ready to serve them.
  • Make them colorful. These cookies are eye-catching as made here, but if you’re craving a little more Christmas color, a few drops of red or green food coloring in the batter or glaze (or both!) will transform them without affecting the flavor. You could also add Christmas sprinkes on top before the icing sets.
  • Add some crunch. Want to add a touch more texture to these soft and chewy cookies? Chop up walnuts, pecans, or pistachios and add them to the dough before baking to mix things up a little.
Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

Storing and Freezing Instructions

How to Store

Store leftover eggnog cookies (unglazed) in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Once glazed, these cookies will Need to stored in the refrigerator because of the eggnog in the glaze. Store them for up to 1 week in the fridge.

How to Freeze

Freeze eggnog cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. If possible, it is best to freeze them before icing for the best results. Then, when ready to eat, allow the cookie to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and add the eggnog icing before serving.

You can also freeze the rolled cookie balls for up to 3 months. Simply scoop the cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours until Hard. Then, transfer the Difficult cookie balls to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, simply allow the cookie dough to defrost in the refrigerator, overnight before baking.

Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com
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Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly, and drizzled with eggnog glaze. | aheadofthyme.com

Eggnog Cookies



  • Author:
    Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme

  • Total Time:
    27 minutes

  • Yield:
    18 cookies

  • Diet:
    Vegetarian

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Eggnog cookies are a delicious soft and chewy holiday cookie with a perfect crackly top. They are made with eggnog, spiced warmly with cinnamon and nutmeg, and have a drizzle of homemade eggnog glaze on top. The coziest Christmas cookie ever!


Ingredients

For the eggnog cookies:

  • 3 cups (360 gramsall-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup (227 gramsunsalted buttermelted
  • ¾ cup (165 gramsdark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (150 gramsgranulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 gramseggnog
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the eggnog glaze:

  • 1 cup (120g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • pinch of nutmeg


Instructions

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Make the eggnog cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare 3 half sheet baking pans with parchment paper (or one, if working in batches).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Whisk well to combine, then set aside.
  3. In another large mixing bowl, add melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggnog, egg yolks, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer or whisk until well combined and smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined, scraping down the edges of the bowl. Ensure the batter is well combined, but do not overmix. 
  5. Using your hands or a cookie scoop, scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough. Place the cookie balls evenly onto the baking sheets, spacing them 2-3 inches apart (I do about 6 per sheet).
  6. Place the cookies into the oven and bake for 11-13 minutes, until the edges are set. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to fully cool before glazing.

Make the eggnog glaze:

  1. Add all of the ingredients (confectioners’ sugar, eggnog, and nutmeg) to a medium mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies. Allow the glaze to set for an hour before enjoying. 

Notes

How to store: Store leftover eggnog cookies (unglazed) in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Once glazed, these cookies will need to stored in the refrigerator because of the eggnog in the glaze. Store them for up to 1 week in the fridge.

How to freeze: Freeze eggnog cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. If possible, it is best to freeze them before icing for the best results. Then, when ready to eat, allow the cookie to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and add the eggnog icing before serving.

How to freeze cookie dough: You can also freeze the rolled cookie balls for up to 3 months. Simply scoop the cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours until hard. Then, transfer the hard cookie balls to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, simply allow the cookie dough to defrost in the refrigerator, overnight before baking.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Eggnog Cookies – Cookies  

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