Eggnog Christmas Cookies Recipe (and 15 Christmas cookies to bake this year!)

This eggnog Christmas cookies recipe is a definite must make this year, and I’m sharing my list of 15 Christmas cookies to bake this year! I made these cookies for my annual cookie and cocktail exchange and while I was making them did a poll on my Instagram stories asking if people wanted to see the recipe: 93% said yes!

Eggnog Christmas cookies recipe, cookie exchange party recipeSo today, I’m sharing the recipe for eggnog cookies, which seriously taste like eggnog, but it cookie form!

Eggnog Christmas cookies recipe, cookie exchange party recipeThe thing is, I’m not even that big a fan of eggnog the drink, but I could not stop eating the cookies. They just taste “holiday-y” and “Christmasy” … and it’s not just the rum extract, swear lol!

Eggnog Christmas cookies recipe, cookie exchange party recipeEvery year, we have a cookie and cocktail exchange – there are prizes for the cookies and cocktails, and I love how everyone gets in to it.

Eggnog Christmas cookies recipe, cookie exchange party recipe

The prizes are pretty awesome – a Starbucks gift card, a cookie cutter and a cup or mug:

Cookie exchange prizes

I absolutely love making new cookies each year, and seeing what other people make. Here is a list/roundup of 15 Christmas cookies for you to make this year:

15 cookies to make this year - perfect for your holiday baking day!

  1. Big Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies
  2. Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  3. Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies
  4. Coca-Cola Brownie Crinkle Cookies
  5. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
  6. 5 Ingredient Toasted Pecan Snowball Cookies
  7. Sugar Cut Out Cookies
  8. Graham Cracker Houses and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies
  9. Cranberry Bliss Cookies
  10. 5 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Slice and Bake Cookies
  11. Sea Salt Turtle Cups
  12. S’Mores Cookie Cups
  13. Rolled Oats Dark and Stormy Oatmeal Cream Pies
  14. Cookies in a Jar for Santa
  15. Raspberry Filled Vanilla Cookies

Eggnog Christmas cookies recipeBesides these eggnog Christmas cookies which you absolutely have to make, I would love to know – what Christmas cookie recipes do you make?

Eggnog Christmas Cookies Recipe
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Serves: 6 dozen
  • For the cookies:
  • 2 cups butter, softened (4 sticks)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons colored sugar for topping - optional (I used this gold sugar)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a mixing bowl with a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Beat in eggs and extracts.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, nutmeg and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  6. Scoop dough into balls using a cookie scoop (or with your hands and form into 1½ tablespoon size balls). Place cookie dough balls on lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart (12 per baking sheet). Bake for 10-12 minutes, until outside edges begin to turn light brown. Remove from oven.
  7. Cool on wire racks.
  8. For the frosting. In a large bowl cream together the butter and extracts; add powdered sugar and milk, alternatively, until a desired consistency.
  9. Frost cookies with rum frosting, then sprinkle with colored sugar.
Recipe can easily be halved to make 3 dozen

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  • Sues

    I’m all about eggnog in everything at this time of year!! These are so adorable and I bet they’re so delicious!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much girl, these are definitely super delish 🙂

  • Jessica

    These look so great! Thanks for sharing the other recipes too! I’ll be checking them out when it’s time for holiday baking!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much! So glad you’ll be back to view the list 🙂

  • Barb

    does this seem like too much butter? Although I refrigerated the dough the cookies were totally flat and run together..very greasy when I pulled them off the silpat. 4 sticks butter to 2 c flour just can’t be right.

    • Sweetphi

      Oh my goodness Barb, I truly have to apologize to you, you are absolutely correct. At first thought I was thinking to myself “there’s no way that’s too much butter, I’ve made these cookies dozens of times, and it’s a recipe from my friends’ grandmother” but then I looked and I had inadvertently written 2 cups, not 4 cups for the flour. I am SO SORRY! I changed it immediately. I am going to write you an email as well as I’d like to send you a little thank you gift for catching that!

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