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5 from 4 votes

Easy Glazed Eggnog Drop Cookies

Soft cake-like melt-in-your-mouth eggnog cookies, glazed in an yummy eggnog glaze - That's double eggnog yum for holiday spirit!
Author: Kim Lange


Eggnog Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 2 eggs

Eggnog Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons eggnog
  • Optional: 1 tsp rum or 1/2 tsp rum or vanilla extract


  • Instructions

Eggnog Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder and set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, using mixer, beat together the butter, vanilla and sugars together until mixed well.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time mixing in between each addition and then add the eggnog, and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well until fully combined. Dough will be very wet, like cake batter.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop scoops of cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. 12 to a sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, but do not over-bake. You can touch the tops with a fingertip to see if they are set.
  • Remove from oven and let cookies cool.
  • Transfer to baking wire rack and make glaze.

Eggnog Glaze

  • In a small mixing bowl, add the eggnog, nutmeg and powdered sugar together and whisk together until you get a smooth glaze.
  • Using a spoon, drop some glaze on each cookie and take the bottom on spoon to smooth the glaze out if you need to.
  • Add sprinkles if desired.
  • Notes
  • Store in a tightly covered container once the cookies are set.


Store in a tightly covered container once the cookies are set.