Recipe By SunnyDaysNora
Published Jun 19th
Prep 30m Cook 20m Additional 2h 30m Ready In 2h 80m
Servings 36 cookies Calories 182

Speckled with nutmeg, these thick, soft, and tasty cookies are filled with the flavor of eggnog–perfect for holiday cookie plates!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. 2 Cream together sugar and butter with an electric mixer in a second bowl. Mix in eggs, eggnog, vanilla extract, and rum extract. Add flour mixture and mix by hand until dough comes together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. 3 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. 4 Roll out dough to 1/2" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and place 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. 5 Bake in batches in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool, about 30 minutes.
  6. 6 Meanwhile, whisk together eggnog, corn syrup, vanilla extract, rum extract, and nutmeg for the icing in a bowl. Mix in as much powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, until icing is smooth and desired consistency is reached.
  7. 7 Dip cookie tops in icing and place on waxed paper to dry.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 182
  • Carbohydrate 33.7 g
  • Cholesterol 22.6 mg
  • Fat 4.6 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.7 g
  • Sodium 61.3 mg
  • Sugar 22.1 g


  1. it is amazing
  2. Delicious. This will be a Christmas tradition in our home from now on!!!!
  3. Can I make the icing and hold it for the next day and then ice the cookies? I m trying to bring them to my sons house and let my granddaughters ice the cookies please advise thank you Patty

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