These super-simple Eggnog Cookies are quick, 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.
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. We topped them with a sprinkle of nutmeg and sugar for a pleasant little crunch.
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!
The best part? You can whip up a batch of these easy eggnog cookies in about 15 minutes! 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.
Eggnog Cookie Ingredients
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- Egg whites
- Granulated sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
- Heavy cream
- Vanilla extract
- Ground nutmeg & cinnamon
- Gold sanding sugar (optional)
Kitchen Tools Used
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper or Non-stick silicone baking mat
- Stand mixer or electric hand mixer with large mixing bowl
- Medium Cookie Scoop
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.
What Can You Use the Extra Egg Yolks for?
Since this recipe calls for egg whites by themselves, you’re going to end up with a lot of egg yolks. Don’t toss them! There are a lot of things you can use egg yolks to make!
- Homemade Mayonnaise
- Banana Pudding (Try our Banana Pudding Cupcakes!)
- Mousse (Like this decadent Keto Chocolate Mousse recipe!)
- Aoili (Such as this savory Candied Bacon Aioli)
Those are just a few ideas to get you started! So save those egg yolks!
How to Make Eggnog Cookies
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat. These silicone mats are our go-to for baking because they are washable, reusable, and your cookies will slide right off them!
- Beat together the egg whites and sugar in the bowl of stand mixer, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, until light and foamy.
- Add the flour, salt, and a teaspoon of each of the baking spices. Mix until well combined.
- Pour in all of the wet ingredients.
- Mix until you have the consistency of cake batter (not quite as thick as traditional cookie dough).
Scoop about 2 Tablespoons of the batter onto the prepared pan, spacing the dough balls at least 1 inch apart. You don’t need to press down on the dough, as the cookies will spread during baking.
Bake cookies for 6-8 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to wire racks for cooling.
- 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.
How to Store Your Homemade Eggnog Cookies
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.
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.
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
Eggnog Cookies Recipe (printable copy)
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Easy Eggnog Cookies
- Stand mixer
- Cookie sheet
- 8 Egg whites
- 2 cups Granulated sugar
- 2½ All-purpose flour
- A pinch of salt
- 10 Tbsp. Unsalted butter melted and cooled
- ¼ cup Heavy cream
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. Eggnog
- ¼ tsp. Ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Beat together the egg whites and sugar together until light and foamy.
- Add in the flour, salt, and baking spices. Mix until well combined.
- Add remaining ingredients (wet ingredients) and mix until you have smooth batter, like a cake batter consistency.
- Place 2 TB dough balls on cookie sheet, 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
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