Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

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From the kitchen of Karen Hamlin

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
23-25 minutes
Approximately 3 Dozen
Good for parties/potlucks


2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large egg yolks


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

  2. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until it resembles a grainy paste.

  4. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth.

  5. Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed until blended. Do not over mix.

  6. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheet, 1 inch apart.

  7. Sprinkle lightly with additional nutmeg.

  8. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.

  9. Transfer from pans immediately to cool.


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MJThielTX says:

Delicious eggnog flavor, crunchy outside with a slightly chewy inside. I made a few tweaks after my first batch. I used rum extract in lieu of vanilla. I also made and drizzled a royal icing glaze with eggnog, rum extract and confectioners sugar. The first batch I increased baking time 5 minutes. The rest I increased the oven temp to 350 and that worked better. Again, just a few tweaks to your liking and these are Amazing!

12/18/2020 4:17:52 PM

pump380 says:

Wished I would've put in a little more eggnog the flavor is very faint. Also think the instructions should be edited not only that I had to cook my cookies 5 more minutes than the recipe called for.

12/15/2016 7:25:16 PM

plumjas30 says:

Just made these today and they are delicious! Thanks for an easy, tasty cookie. I made a little eggnog icing with a touch of rum. Yay, Happy New Year!

1/21/2016 3:07:16 PM

obxgail says:

Best cookies ever! I put "Pumpkin Eggnog" in mine and I added chopped pecans! These are our new favorite Christmas Cookie!!! I also had to bake them 25 to 30 minutes on parchment paper. Fantastic recipe!!!

12/20/2014 7:05:09 PM

Lealle says:

I tried these cookies because of the great reviews. They were terrible!! They tasted like flour. I thought I messed up at first, but I made 2 separate batches and followed the recipe exactly. No one liked them, not even the kids. I made a tasty eggnog icing, but even that didn't cover up the flour taste. Unfortunately, they ended up in the garbage.

12/14/2014 11:57:01 AM

carrie73 says:

my family loves these cookies and look forward to having them during the holidays

11/19/2014 8:52:00 PM

Mavis says:

These are wonderful! It was a bit confusing when the recipe said to mix ALL dry ingredients together in step 2 then said to mix sugar and butter together in step 3.It would be better to say Mix all dry ingredients except sugar.in step 2. They are amazingly delicious!

12/11/2013 3:01:57 PM

teaganxo says:

omg I luv this so much

10/26/2013 8:09:43 PM

amandajack says:

i am 13 and made it alone

12/23/2012 11:43:24 AM

irene63 says:

Made the cookies for the stuff at work and they loved it! This one is a keeper.

12/20/2012 9:26:50 AM

lovebug36 says:

i luv these mostly because i <3 eggnog!

12/16/2012 8:31:30 AM

kgodkin says:

This recipe is supreme!! They make your house smell yummy when they are baking and taste wonderful

12/10/2012 8:29:19 AM

Nanapam says:

Simple to make. Holds it shape well--I used a melon ball scoop to place them. Fastest cookie I have ever made. Not too sweet!

12/6/2012 6:05:17 PM

carriesexpktchn says:

I first printed this recipe out in 2007 and my paper is stained and tattered from using it year after year. It's such a wonderful recipe and will be adding them to my holiday cookie platters again this year. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful, easy recipe.

11/30/2012 12:15:36 PM

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11/27/2012 8:33:20 AM

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11/26/2012 5:17:16 PM

lillyjoe1189 says:

This recipe is fantastic! I love that the eggnog flavor isn't overpowering but you still taste it. The way my house smells when making these is almost as good as the cookies! I have made them for the last three years and haven't met anyone that didn't like them yet.

11/5/2012 10:54:56 AM

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