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Eggnog Cookie Recipe

Eggnog Cookie Recipe: A favourite at Christmas the sweet taste of eggnog and nutmeg in cookie form. Perfect for the holidays.

Eggnog Cookie Recipe:  A favourite at Christmas the sweet taste of eggnog and nutmeg in cookie form.  Perfect for the holidays.

This Eggnog Cookie Recipe is another family favourite.  If you’re an eggnog fan you love these cookies.

It’s day two of COOKIE WEEK! Today I’m sharing another family favourite –Eggnogg Cookies. My Grandma first made these from a magazine recipe, and they were a “make again” right from the start. They’ve been a Christmas fav ever since.

We used to call them eggnog logs, and roll them into little log shapes, and then ice them and make lines with the tines of a fork to resemble bark. They took a long, long time to make that way. So, I thought why not just make them into regular little circle cookies and not dread having to make them (don’t tell my Mom, but I never really thought they looked much like logs anyway). I made them quite little, because little is always cuter, and then you can eat more. 😉

eggnog cookie recipe

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons cream
  • ground nutmeg


    1. To make the cookies, cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
    2. Add the nutmeg, egg, vanilla, and rum extract, and mix thoroughly.
    3. Add in the flour and combine.
    4. Roll dough into small balls, and press to flatten. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 min. until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely.
    5. To make the icing, cream butter until light and fluffy.
    6. Add in 2 cups of the icing sugar, and extracts, and mix well.
    7. Add in cream and last cup of icing sugar.
    8. Frost cooled cookies, and sprinkle with a tiny bit of fresh grated nutmeg.

how to make eggnog cookies

eggnog cookies

With freshly baked eggnog cookies, life really is a party!

how to make eggnog cookies

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