These amazing Egg Nog Cookies are my edition of a perfect Christmas cookie. There are a lot of Christmas cookie recipes out there to choose from so if you're looking for a soft and chewy sugar cookie or snickerdoodle and love the flavors of eggnog, these little cuties are for you!
The Best Eggnog Cookie recipe:
There aren't many eggnog cookies out there so if you're wondering what exactly an eggnog cookie is, well, the closest thing I can think of, to this darling, is a Christmas Sugar cookie with eggnog flavored frosting.
What exactly makes it an eggnog cookie you ask? Well, let me tell you. It's mostly a sugar cookie recipe, except I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the cookie dough.
The Christmas cookie balls are rolled in cinnamon and sugar, baked and then smothered with an amazing eggnog buttercream frosting.
Make-Ahead Cookie Dough
- Fridge- You can make the cookie dough ahead of time. It will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks in an airtight container.
- Freezer- Like most cookie doughs, this dough can be frozen and baked at a later date. Simply scoop into balls and place on a parchment-lined pan and freeze until solid. Once frozen, remove from the cookie sheet and place in a freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for 3-4 months. You can also store the cookie dough in small Tupperware containers. When you know you're ready to bake the cookies, take the dough out of the freezer and thaw in the fridge for 24 hours before you need it.
- To Bake Frozen Cookie Dough Balls: Defrost for an hour or two in the fridge and bake as directed. If the dough is very cold, you may need to add a minute or two of cook time.
Storing Baked Cookies
You can also store the cookies already baked but for this recipe, I'd frost and sprinkle them after you pull them out of the freezer.
- Airtight Container- If you want to store the cookies already baked, just place them in a container with a lid. They will stay fresh for a few days.
- Freezer- If you haven’t tried this method, you’re missing out. Cookies freeze really well and are so fun to grab out of the freezer and enjoy. Let them thaw for a few minutes and you’ll have an extra chewy cookie to enjoy. Cookies can remain in the freezer, in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.
The Best Christmas Cookies:
These are the best Christmas cookies. They're perfect for class parties at school, a fun treat to take to work, or perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange.
Tips for making these easy Christmas Cookies:
- These cookies have a pretty strong nutmeg and cinnamon flavor. If you don't prefer to have such strong flavors, just cut the spices in half.
- You can make the dough ahead of time
- Don't overmix the cookie dough. You can beat the butter and sugar together but when adding the flour, mix just enough to incorporate the ingredients.
- Roll the cookie in a cinnamon and sugar mixture before baking.
- The Eggnog buttercream frosting is optional. These Christmas Cookies are great either way!
Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
- 1 Cup Butter (at room temperature)
- 1 ½ Cup Sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- 2 ¾-3 Cups Flour
- 2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 2 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
Sugar and CInnamon mixture
- ¼ Cup Sugar to roll the balls in
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon to roll the balls in
Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
- ½ cup Butter
- ¼ cup eggnog
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. mix.
- Combine the butter/sugar mixture with the flour mixture and mix.
- In a small cereal bowl, combine ¼ cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
- Roll the cookie dough into 1 ¼" balls and drop the cookie dough balls into the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- Place 12 dough balls on a baking sheet about 3" apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until just golden on the edges.
- Take the cookie out of the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let them rest until they are completely cooled.
Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
- With an electric mixer, beat ½ cup butter until it is light and fluffy.
- Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and powdered sugar. mix until the butter and powdered sugar mixture resemble small peas. Slowly add the eggnog while mixing with the electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Spread the eggnog buttercream frosting on the sugar cookies and add sprinkles if desired. Enjoy!
Here are some more of the best cookie recipes!
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- M and M Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Cranberry Orange Cookies
- Molasses Cookies
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Monster Cookies
- Andes Mint Cookies
- White Chocolate and Coconut Cookies
More Frosting Recipes
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These amazing Homemade Egg Nog Cookies are my edition of a perfect Christmas cookie. There are a lot of Christmas cookie recipes out there to choose from so if you're looking for a soft and chewy sugar cookie or snickerdoodle and love the flavors of eggnog, these little cuties are for you!