Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

These eggnog cookies are baked until soft and chewy and topped with an eggnog-infused cream cheese frosting. It’s a new way to approach a holiday staple.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 32 minutes



For Eggnog Cookies:

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • tspbaking powder
  • ¾tspnutmeg
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspcream of tartar
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • 16tbspunsalted butter,softened
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • 1ozcream cheese,softened
  • 1egg
  • 2large egg yolks,hard cooked and pressed through a fine mesh strainer
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • cupeggnog

For Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4tbspunsalted butter,softened
  • cupspowdered sugar,divided
  • 4ozcream cheese,softened, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • 1tbspeggnog



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick liner and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, cream of tartar, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground ginger. Set aside.

  3. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, sugars and cream cheese for 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

  4. Beat in whole egg just until combined. Add egg yolks, vanilla extract and eggnog and beat just until combined.

  5. With mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture and beat just until combined.

  6. Drop dough by the heaping tablespoon at least 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets, about 6 pieces per sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the tops are set.

  7. Let cool for 3 minutes then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Beat butter and 1½ cups of powdered sugar with handled mixer at medium-high speed for about 2 to 3 minutes or until creamed together and light and fluffy. Add cream cheese, 1 piece at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.

  2. Add vanilla, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon and eggnog and beat to combine. Beat in remaining powdered sugar. Add additional eggnog, if needed, a teaspoon at a time to reach desired consistency.

  3. Evenly spread frosting on cooled cookies. Garnish cookies with crushed candy canes or ground nutmeg if desired.


  • Calories: 149.29kcal
  • Fat: 7.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.98g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.36g
  • Fiber: 0.25g
  • Sugar: 13.01g
  • Protein: 1.47g
  • Cholesterol: 33.87mg
  • Sodium: 70.20mg
  • Calcium: 36.33mg
  • Potassium: 33.88mg
  • Iron: 0.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 67.99µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.04mg
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