Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies Recipe

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies Recipe

How To Make Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies with a soft, almost cake-like texture are spiced just right and served with creamy eggnog frosting. Liven up your holidays with this treat.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 42 minutes



  • 2cupsall-purpose flour,scoop and level to measure
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspground nutmeg,plus more for topping
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • ¾cupunsalted butter,at room temperature
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cuplight-brown sugar,packed
  • 2largeegg yolks
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½tsprum extract
  • ½cupeggnog

For Frosting:

  • ½cupbutter,at room temperature
  • 5tbspeggnog
  • ½tsprum extract
  • 3cupssugar,powdered


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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 for 11 to 13 minutes. Allow to rest on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

  6. Cool completely then frost with Eggnog Frosting and sprinkle tops lightly with nutmeg.


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter until very pale and fluffy.

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


  • Calories: 195.52kcal
  • Fat: 7.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.75g
  • Fiber: 0.24g
  • Sugar: 24.60g
  • Protein: 1.35g
  • Cholesterol: 34.40mg
  • Sodium: 65.03mg
  • Calcium: 36.83mg
  • Potassium: 26.25mg
  • Iron: 0.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 68.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.10mg
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