These Christmas Eggnog Cookies with vanilla glaze icing on top melt in your mouth. Top them with your favorite holiday sprinkles and you are all ready for a cookie exchange with friends!
Now, before we go even one step further let me tell you that you do not have to be an Eggnog fan to love these cookies. No, not at all. In fact, I actually despise eggnog… but, these cookies are absolutely delicious.
When I set out to make these, I was creating the recipe for my husband. I had NO intention of eating half a dozen myself. (Don’t tell anyone.)
I had no idea I would love them so much! When I say melt in your mouth, I really mean it.
They’re the perfect Christmas cookie full of the sweet flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg. It makes your whole house smell like the holidays when they bake in the oven.
I love to bake but at Christmas the urge hits me more than ever. Is it the same for you? I love to spend time in the kitchen making sweet treats. Plus any time I can get my kids in their to help is extra special. So many special memories are made in the kitchen.
Christmas Eggnog Cookies
The vanilla glaze on these is a delicious recipe you can use on all sorts of desserts; cakes, cookies, brownies… You can also leave this step out for this recipe – the cookies are amazing alone – but they do add a little something extra tasty.
These will be a great addition to your cookie exchange party or any of your holiday baking plans. If you try them out, let me know! And, if you love eggnog, check out Eggnog Fudge!
Here is the recipe and be sure to scroll down and pin it for later. Enjoy!!
Christmas Eggnog Cookies
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ginger
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter soft
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 c. eggnog
- 2 eggs
Glaze Icing Ingredients
- 1 tbsp. butter melted
- 1 tbsp. corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl mix together butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- Once its creamy, add in the eggnog until combined.
- In a seperate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and spices.
- Add in flour mixture into the large bowl.
- Mix until combined.
- Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
- Baking for 8 minutes and let cool before icing.
Glaze Icing Directions
- Mix all ingredients together until creamy.
- Pour icing onto cookies and add sprinkles on top.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.