{Spiked} Eggnog Cookies with Buttercream Eggnog Frosting




If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have noticed yesterday I FINALLY got in the kitchen to bake cookies!  9 hours later, and 5 kinds of cookies I felt like a weight was lifted!  It just doesn’t feel like the holiday’s until I’ve churned out several batches of cookies.

Each year I like to try at least one new cookie, and this time is was the year of Eggnog!

I’ve never been a fan of eggnog, mainly because I’m not a milk drinker.  But I do love eggnog flavored treats, so I knew if I went searching I could come up with an eggnog cookieCookie Madness has a recipe from Mrs. Fields that I though sounded ah-mazing, and I liked her buttercream eggnog frosting better than the glaze frosting Mrs. Fields recipe suggested (which I’m sure is delicious as well!)

I’ve always heard that eggnog is best with a little rum, so I slightly spiked modified the cookie and the frosting just a little, but you could certainly leave it out!

{Spiked} Eggnog Cookies with Buttercream Eggnog Frosting

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12

{Spiked} Eggnog Cookies with Buttercream Eggnog Frosting

Deliciously soft spice cookie infused with eggnog.


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 scant teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1-2 tablespoons Rum
  • Spiked Eggnog Buttercream
  • 3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup commercial eggnog (use as much as you need)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Rum


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, mix sugar and butter together. Add egg yolks and vanilla to the mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. Finally, add eggnog and rum and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Slowly add flour mixture into eggnog/sugar mixture until completely combined, but be careful not to over-mix.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes. Remove immediately, sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg and move to a cooling rack.
  6. !When completely cool, frost with eggnog buttercream.
  7. In small mixer bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar and butter or margarine until well blended.
  8. Gradually beat in eggnog and rum until icing is smooth.
  9. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.


Slightly adapted from Mrs. Fields.

Variations: You could leave out the rum if you’d like.

Spiked Eggnog Buttercream

Recipe slightly adapted from Cookie Madness

Variations: This recipe made a lot more than what was needed for one batch of eggnog cookies. You could probably get by with half this recipe.

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Even if you’re not a fan of eggnog, I think you’ll enjoy these cookie.  They reminded us of snickerdoodles!

Are you a fan of eggnog? I’d love to hear about more eggnog recipes!



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