Glazed Eggnog Cookies {SRC Cookie Carnival}

It’s a Secret Recipe Club bonus Cookie Carnival!

In this special SRC, participants are secretly assigned another blog and then bake a delicious Christmas Cookie from that blog!

For the Cookie Carnival, I was assigned Desi’s blog, SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl.

As I looked through her recipes, I came across the recipe for Eggnog Cookies and knew it was destiny.  Because eggnog + Christmas = match made in heaven!

I made a slight alteration, and added a little rum to my cookies, because I like my eggnog spiked (because that’s how I roll), but it’s totally optional!

The eggnog cookies are delicious, vaguely reminiscent of snickerdoodles and full of Christmas spirit!!

Thank you, Desi, for another delicious cookie to add to my Christmas repertoire!

Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze
Adapted slightly from SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl

¾ cup butter softened (I used salted)
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
½ cup eggnog (not light)
2 tbsp rum or bourbon (optional, but recommended)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg + more for garnish
½ tsp cinnamon

1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp eggnog

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and like baking pans with parchment or silicone baking mats.

Place the butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Add the eggnog, rum/bourbon, egg yolks, and vanilla and mix until smooth.

Add in all of the dry ingredients and mix until combined, taking care to not over mix.

Use a 2-tablespoon medium scoop to drop dough balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just begin to brown.  Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.  Then scoop onto wire racks to cool completely.

To make the glaze, place the powdered sugar in a bowl.  Slowly stir in the eggnog until you reach the desired consistency.  Drizzle onto the cooled cookies (I used a decorating bag fitted with a #3 decorating tip).

Makes about 36 cookies


  1. I made eggnog cookies earlier this month and they were amazing. They had a frosting instead of a glaze, but this way sounds much easier and they're beautiful!

  2. What a great cookie for this time of year~ Happy Holidays~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  3. Love these, and the addition of the rum!! Great choice!

  4. I still have to buy some egg nog this year! These cookies look delicious! I'll have to try them, thanks!

  5. My daughter was just asking me last night if we could make egg nog cookies. I think it was meant to be =o) Thanks for the recipe. They look wonderful!

  6. Oh, yum! I've been puzzling over a way to highlight eggnog this Christmas. I will definitely try these!

  7. Great choice for the holidays. Eggnog needs a spiking!

  8. Eggnog cookies have been on my wishlist for the past month - these look so yummy!!

  9. Nice! They look perfect for the Christmas dessert table.

  10. These sound great! Will have to try with non-dairy egg nog.

  11. I LOVE eggnog anything. I'm putting these on my list. Nice job for the SRC Cookie Carnival, Amy.

  12. These cookies are utterly beautiful!!! Pinning!

  13. My husband loves eggnog, so I might have to make these for him next week. Great SRC post and great picture

  14. Ahhh - I just bought eggnog and I'm going use some of it for these babies - yum yum.

  15. What a great idea for a cookie and love your added touch of's how I would roll too! :)

  16. I think I would have chosen these cookies too! I love anything eggnog!

  17. I've never had eggnog cookies, but what a great idea. I'm hosting a New Year's Day brunch, and these would be perfect! Great pick!!

  18. So pretty! I've been looking for an eggnog cookie recipe.

  19. I love egg nog! I have a nutmeg cookie that's similar, but these look delightful! What a great choice :)

  20. Now I know what to do with the leftover eggnog!


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