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Dec 10, 2018

Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies capture the rum and the spices of eggnog in a cookie.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Eggnog Cookies

These cookies are loaded with flavors of an eggnog cocktail.

These cookie cutter eggnog cookies are crisp on the edges and soft on the inside. I drizzled them with a powdered sugar glaze, and sprinkled them with Sweets and Treats white nonpareils.

The flavor for these eggnog cookies comes from one of our sponsors, LorAnn's eggnog flavorings.

Eggnog Cookies Stars

These cookies were a big hit with my taste testers and they were super easy to make. The dough requires a one hour refrigeration before rolling out and baking. You can also refrigerate the dough overnight if you prefer.

Eggnog Cookies Stars with a glaze

You can make these eggnog cookies with or without the glaze and sprinkles. I'm a big fan of sprinkles, as are my grandkids.

Eggnog Cookies Stars with a glaze and nonpareils

This recipe yields about 60 cookies. I frosted and decorated about half of the cookies and froze the rest for a cookie exchange that I'm attending later this month.

These cookies were a huge hit with my kids and grandkids. The eggnog flavor is lovely, and the decoration is a lot of fun!

Eggnog Cookies Stars with a glaze and nonpareils on a plate

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2018 hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures!

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and a fun giveaway? 44 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 180 sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, martinis, cocoa, and more! Our #ChristmasSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much, Sponsors, for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!

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#ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes:


Brownie Batter Hot Chocolate Mix from The Spiffy Cookie
Christmas Flip from Our Good Life
Easy Cranberry Orange Madras from Love and Confections
Glogg from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Grinch Cocoa with Peppermint Marshmallows from Kate's Recipe Box
Sparkling Snowfall Cocktail from Seduction in the Kitchen


Christmas Cranberry Bread from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Easy Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree from Jonesin' For Taste
Overnight Caramel French Toast from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen


Cherry Mash Truffles from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles from Cooking with Carlee 
Dark Chocolate Cherry & Grinch Fudge Topped Brownies from Big Bear's Wife
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge from Lady Behind the Curtain
Red Velvet Fudge from Live Love Texas


Black Forest Tiramisu Parfait from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Christmas Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Butter Cookies from Moore or Less Cooking
Cookie Butter Pudding Cups from The Beard and The Baker
Cranberry Almond Ecstasy Bars from Tip Garden
Date Filled Cookies from Platter Talk
Easy Snickerdoodle Cake from Daily Dish Recipes
Eggnog Blossom Cookies from Blogghetti
Eggnog cookies from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle from My Suburban Kitchen
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream from Tara's Multicultural Table
Glazed Gingerbread Loaf from 4 Sons 'R' Us
Marbled Star Cookies from Eat Move Make
Mint Chip Cookies from The Mandatory Mooch
No Bake Peppermint Eggnog Pie from Who Needs A Cape?
Pepper Jelly Rugelach from Take Two Tapas
Sugar Cookie Cheesecake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Toffee Thumbprint Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Ugly Sweater Cake from Mildly Meandering
Vanilla Yogurt Mousse with Cinnamon Apples from With Two Spoons
Vegan Hot Chocolate Layer Cake from The Baking Fairy
Winter Wonderland Snack Mix from An Affair from the Heart

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Yield: 60 cookies

Eggnog Cookies Recipe


For the Cookies
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) powdered sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon egg nog flavor or 1 teaspoon rum flavoring (I used LorAnn)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 1/2 cups (14 7/8 ounces) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
  • Enough water to create a glaze (about 3 tablespoons)
  • Nonpareils for sprinkling


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, and corn syrup until fluffy. Add the eggnog flavor, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt and beat. 
  2. Add the egg and water and beat to combine. Add the flour and mix on low until incorporated. 
  3. Divide the dough into thirds, press into 3/4 inch disks, and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour. 
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  5. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut  with a star cookie cutter. Transfer the cut dough to parchment lined baking sheets. 
  6. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool the cookies on the pan. 
To Make the Glaze
  1. Mix the confectioners sugar with the clear vanilla and water until you have a "drizzly" glaze. Drizzle the cookies with the glaze and garnish with the nonpareils. 
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

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  1. Oh, I ADORE these sprinkles!!!!! wouldn't it be fun to see all the sprinkles we both have and see how many "duplicates" there are? I don't have these white ones, but I have them in red and in green....

    great looking cookies, super elegant...

    1. These white nonpareils are my all time favorite for making something look elegant.

      I'm pretty sure I'd win the "who has the most sprinkles" contest!

    2. well, well, well.... it would be nice to have a side-by-side comparison... I would put up a huge fight!

    3. I'm half tempted to drag all of mine out and take a photo. Lol.


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