Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Eggnog Cookies

Don’t forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve.  The “big guy” looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.

Don't forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve. The "big guy" looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.

I am not much of a baker. If it’s not easy to make or contains a lot of ingredients, I’ll just pass it by. This recipe for Eggnog Cookies is perfect for novice bakers like myself and trust me, the family will love them!

Eggnog Cookies

One of the reasons I prefer cooking to baking is that I like to just throw in whatever I have and not measure. With baking, you can’t do that. It has to be precise. It’s actually kind of funny in a way because I’m generally an A-type, organized personality so you would think that precise measurements would be my thing. But I love expressing my creativity in food so I get to use both sides of my brain.

Don't forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve. The "big guy" looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.

Anyway, back to these cookies. I enjoy baking with eggnog and have made a few recipes like muffins and truffles, but these cookies are by far my favorite. The recipe is so simple to make and very forgiving; meaning half the time I don’t use separate bowls. I just throw all the ingredients into one and it comes out perfectly every time. Less mess too!

Don't forget to leave these Eggnog Cookies out for Santa this year! #christmas #cookies Click To Tweet

I also like that there aren’t that many ingredients. In fact, my kids were only 11 and 6 years old when I first found this recipe. They used to make these on their own and leave them out for Santa with a big mug full of milk. Notice that green mug with the striped handle?

Well my youngest actually got a little upset when I first posted this picture because it wasn’t meant to be used as a “food prop”. Thankfully, she got over it last year. Just kidding she’s almost 15, but she is truly a little kid at heart! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas or partake in leaving cookies out for Santa, I hope you try these Eggnog Cookies. They’re just too good to pass up.  ~Enjoy!

Don't forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve. The "big guy" looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.

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Don't forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve. The "big guy" looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.
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Eggnog Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Don't forget to leave a plate of cookies out on Christmas Eve. The "big guy" looks forward to these soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies, made with creamy eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg every year.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. eggnog
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large egg yolks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

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

  3. In a separate larger bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat with a spoon until smooth.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture; mix well. Drop the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet with a teaspooon about 1 inch apart; then sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.

Recipe Notes

You can freeze most cookies for up to 6 months in an airtight container. I generally begin my holiday baking after Thanksgiving and store the well-cooled cookies in a resealable freezer bag. Then, when I'm ready to make a platter of cookies, I pull out only what I need at that time. 

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7 Comments

  1. Luther Thurman
    December 3, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Hi Carrie
    It is a amazing and nice post. This cookies looking so yummy and tasty. I surely try it as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing this.
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    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      December 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you Luther.

  2. Nettie Moore
    December 4, 2012 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Hi carrie! I love eggnog and your cookies look so yummy, have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing! Nettie

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      December 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Nettie, thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. kirsten
    December 4, 2012 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Finally–an excuse to splurge on the richest eggnog, since I am sure it tastes better than the lowfat stuff in this recipe.

    Thanks!

  4. Nettie Moore
    November 28, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

    These cookies look so yummy Carrie! XXOO Nettie

  5. Carole from Carole's Chatter
    December 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Carrie, love this. Would you like to share this with the other participants in Food on Friday over at Carole’s Chatter? I have a weekly link up party – each week there is a different ingredient or theme. The current theme is Christmas Favorites.

    You can see upcoming themes in one of the pages at the top of my home page. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for each week. The collection starts at 7am Friday New Zealand time – which is probably some time Thursday your time – I do find time zones quite confusing. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Carole

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