These soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies are so easy to make in the air fryer! They only take a few minutes to “bake” and turn out perfect every time!
Do you and your family love the taste of eggnog? Then you are going to love these delicious eggnog cookies!
They have all the tasty flavors of eggnog, in a soft and chewy cookie. They are quick and easy and have a nice eggnog flavor. You only need about 15 minutes to make these cookies, and you likely have most of the ingredients on hand! The best part? You don’t need to use your oven because they “bake” in the air fryer!
Eggnog is a tradition in our family. My Great Aunt is famous for her VERY boozy homemade eggnog, and both my mom and sister make it now for us.
If you’re looking for sweet treats with the creamy flavor of eggnog, but that the kids can enjoy too, these cookies are just perfect!
So if you love holiday baking, but are stretched for time (I feel ya on that one!) then this is a great recipe to try!
What Does Eggnog Taste Like?
Traditionally served around the holidays, eggnog is a rich, creamy dessert drink with a hint of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Despite the name, it doesn’t taste like eggs, but more like a sweet custard or even ice cream.
Some eggnog recipes include a little (or a lot) of booze, making them a grown-ups only treat. However, when you buy eggnog at the grocery store, this is generally non-alcoholic and family-friendly.
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- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
- 2 1/4 cups Flour
- 1 1/4 cups Sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks salted butter, softened
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup Eggnog
Kitchen Tools Used
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the baking powder, cinnamon, and flour.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg yolks, eggnog, and vanilla until well combined, then gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until batter forms.
- Using a small cookie scoop, portion out the dough into 16 equal balls. Place 4 of the cookie dough balls onto a sheet of parchment paper in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 325°f for 6-8 minutes or until edges start to crisp and turn golden, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool. Repeat until all dough has been cooked.
- A cookie scoop makes portioning out your dough for baking a breeze. All of your cookies will be a uniform size…no more guessing!
- Want a little kick? Add a teaspoon of rum extract to your batter!
- For an extra sparkle, add a sprinkle of gold sanding sugar to the tops of your cookies before baking. The sugar will stick to the dough as it bakes, but it won’t melt! Powdered sugar also make a festive topping.
- Alternatively, you can add your favorite frosting on top for an extra creamy treat — similar to whipped cream on a glass of eggnog!
- These taste great dunked in milk or with a glass of eggnog.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Use Eggnog with Alcohol?
We tried this recipe with non-alcoholic eggnog so that kids could enjoy the cookies too. However, you can use either non-alcoholic or traditional eggnog for this eggnog cookies.
If you’re looking for a fabulous homemade eggnog recipe, try our boozy eggnog recipe! It’s been in our family for generations and we make a big batch every year during the holidays.
Do These Cookies Need To Be Refrigerated?
After they’ve cooled to room temperature, keep your freshly-baked cookies in an airtight container. They will stay fresh this way for 4-5 days and do not require refrigeration.
If you’d like them to last longer, you can freezer your cookies. Individually wrap in plastic and store them in a freezer bag. This way you can take out one cookie at a time as needed.
Can You Bake These Cookies In A Conventional Oven?
Don’t have an air fryer? Don’t worry! You can bake these cookies in a regular oven too.
Simply mix up the cookie batter and portion out into 16 balls as described in the recipe steps. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°F. Keep in mind that oven temperatures will vary, so your cooking time may vary a bit too. Just keep an eye on them and remove from oven when they start to get a little golden brown on the edges.
More Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies
- Christmas Oreos
- Amish Sugar Cookies
- Iced Gingerbread Cookies
- Grinch Snowball Cookies
- Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
- Hot Cocoa Cookies
- Easy Bourbon Balls
- Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
- Christmas Light Cookies
Air Fryer Eggnog Cookies Recipe (Printable Recipe Card)
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Air Fryer Eggnog Cookies
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Stand mixer
- Air Fryer
- Parchment paper
- 3/4 cups Unsalted butter softened (1 1/2 sticks)
- 1 1/4 cups Granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 2 Egg yolks
- 1/2 cup Eggnog
- 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
- In bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar.
- Mix in the egg yolks, eggnog, and vanilla.
- Gradually pour the dry ingredients into bowl of wet ingredients, mixing as you go, until fully incorporated.
- Portion out dough into 16 equal balls. Place 4 balls on a sheet of parchment paper in air fryer basket and cook for 6-8 minutes. Repeat in batches until all dough is cooked.
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