Eggnog Cookies Easy Recipe 2021

Eggnog Cookies Easy Recipe

Eggnog Cookies Easy Recipe 2021

These Eggnog Cookies are a staple holiday recipe! Once you try them you’ll want to make them at least once every Christmas season. They’re a soft and fluffy, cake-like cookie with a deliciously tender texture, the perfect amount of spice, and a rich eggnog frosting.

These eggnog cookies are a ready holiday favorite (and family favorite too)! They’re deliciously soft and completely divine cookies that do just as their titled – they melt away in your mouth!

With their delicate texture and generous coating of eggnog frosting they are likely to become a cookie you’re not going to forget about. They really do taste just like eggnog in cookie form, so really they are one of the ultimate Christmas cookies!

You wouldn’t believe how quickly we finished these off. I think they definitely need to be a new Christmas tradition for my family, and yours too.

If you love eggnog I can pretty much guarantee you’ll love these cookies! Yes eggnog is great but it doesn’t quite curb those dessert cravings but these however definitely do the trick.

We all love the classic cookie recipes during the holidays but it’s always so fun to add a new flavor to the mix like these! People will love them!

How to Bake and Frost Cookies?

Bake then cool: Bake in preheated oven 11-13 minutes. Allow to rest on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Make the frosting and spread over cooled cookies: In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter until very pale and fluffy.

Add in rum extract and 3 Tbsp eggnog and mix in powdered sugar. Add additional eggnog to reach desired consistency.

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Do you have to use eggnog for these Eggnog Cookies?

These are Eggnog Cookies, so it wouldn’t make sense for you to use anything but eggnog in these cookies.  It seems like an odd question, but it’s a question that has been asked! 

You can buy already prepared eggnog in the dairy section of your grocery store during the holiday season (Thanksgiving through Christmas).  The recipe calls for 1/2 cup eggnog, so you’ll have extra to drink! 

If you really would like some “super eggnog” flavor, I suggest buying eggnog extract and adding a teaspoon to the recipe. Read on to find more recipes you can make with your leftover eggnog!

What kind of texture do these Eggnog Cookies have?

If you’re hoping for a crisp and crunchy cookie, these cookies don’t have that texture. 

Eggnog Cookies are full of creamy eggnog, so they have a cakey texture. They have a good eggnog flavor with the added spice of extra nutmeg. They’re delicious!

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Can you freeze Eggnog Cookies?

Yes, these Eggnog Cookies do freeze well.  You can make them ahead and place freeze them in a well-sealed container.  Freeze in layers separated by wax paper.

I’d say they’ll stay pretty fresh for about 30 days.  Just take them out of the freezer when you’re ready to serve them, and let them come to room temperature.

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How to Make Spiked Eggnog Buttercream

In a small mixing bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter with an electric mixer until well blended.
Gradually add in eggnog and rum and continue mixing until icing is smooth.

When cookies have completely cooled, frost with eggnog buttercream, and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

BEST EGGNOG COOKIES EASY RECIPE:

YEILDS:PREP TIME:TOTAL TIME:
32 Cookies0 Hours 30 minutes0 Hours 42 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 cups (283g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure*)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, plus more for topping
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (100g) packed light-brown sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp rum extract
1/2 cup eggnog (not low fat)

FROSTING

1/2 cup (113g) butter, at room temperature (I used 1/4 cup salted and 1/4 cup unsalted butter)
3 – 5 Tbsp eggnog
1/2 tsp rum extract
3 cups (360g) powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon for 30 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until pale and fluffy.
  3. Mix in egg yolks one at a time, blending just until combined after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract, rum extract and egg nog. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  4. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls and drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 11 – 13 minutes. Allow to rest on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Eggnog Frosting and sprinkle tops lightly with nutmeg.

For the Eggnog Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter until very pale and fluffy. Add in rum extract and 3 Tbsp eggnog and mix in powdered sugar. Add additional eggnog to reach desired consistency.

What Does Eggnog Taste Like?

If you’ve never had eggnog you might be wondering what it tastes like. I mean, after all, it’s a cold drink that includes eggs but doesn’t have an eggy taste.

Eggnog has a sweet flavor similar to melted frozen custard. It’s rich and creamy with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.

It’s truly like nothing else and you should definitely give it a try yourself. Eggnog is typically served with alcohol, but you can serve or buy a non-alcoholic version. The non-alcoholic versions are typically sold in grocery stores.

There’s no end to what you can do with this official ingredient of Christmas eggnog.

The super-rich nutmeg-flavored cream makes a wonderful addition to all sorts of recipes, like eggnog cookies, eggnog buttercream,  No Yeast Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls, Eggnog Banana Bread MuffinsBaked Egg Nog Pumpkin French Toast, even eggnog iced coffee during the holidays.  

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How to Store and Freeze Eggnog Cookies

Storing baked cookies: Eggnog Cookies should remain soft and fresh for 7 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Freezing unbaked cookies: You can freeze cookie dough balls. Place the eggnog cookie dough balls on a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer and freeze until solid. Once the dough is frozen, transfer the balls to an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you are ready to bake, remove the balls from the freezer, let sit for 30 minutes before preheating the oven.

Freezing baked eggnog cookies: You can freeze the baked cookies without frosting. Simply transfer completely cooled cookies to an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and frost the next day and they are ready to serve.

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