{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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42 Responses to “{Spiked} Eggnog Cookies with Buttercream Eggnog Frosting”

  1. Delishhh posted on December 19, 2011 at 11:53 am (#)

    That frosting will go will anything :) These looks fabulous!

  2. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more posted on December 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm (#)

    I never got into egg nog either, but these sound really good!

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga posted on December 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm (#)

    Yum and when I saw these pics on IG, I knew we were in for a treat. I wish I could have one right now!

  4. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on December 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm (#)

    omg love these!

  5. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids posted on December 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm (#)

    Yummy, yummy! They sound delicious!!

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted on December 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm (#)

    YUM! I am loving eggnog in baked goods this season!

  7. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on December 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm (#)

    You had me at eggnog! Love these!

  8. Kristen posted on December 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm (#)

    So delicious, Cheryl. Your pics are amazing!

  9. Amanda posted on December 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm (#)

    These sound pretty amazing… great job!

  10. Emily ~SoDomesticated~ posted on December 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm (#)

    Pretty, pretty photo… they look wonderful!

  11. Carolyn posted on December 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm (#)

    Wow, 5 batches of cookies in one day. I am impressed! I love eggnog and I love eggnog flavoured treats too.

  12. Georgia Pellegrini posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm (#)

    These sound so fun… eggnog and buttercream is a match made in heaven.

  13. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on December 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm (#)

    Mmm…buttercream eggnog frosting with a hit of rum sounds good.

  14. Sue posted on December 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm (#)

    Nine hours?!? Go YOU!!!

  15. bridget {bake at 350} posted on December 20, 2011 at 7:49 am (#)

    I bet those are SO good!!!

  16. Tickled Red posted on December 20, 2011 at 8:16 am (#)

    If you twist my arm I might eat one, or two or a dozen 😀

  17. Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] posted on December 20, 2011 at 9:02 am (#)

    Same here. I don’t like eggnog that much, but I am always “game” for eggnog flavored treats. Thanks for the recipe. What other cookies did you bake?!

  18. HeatherChristo posted on December 20, 2011 at 9:16 am (#)

    I do not like egg nog. However, I do like cookies, and these look delicious! I bet I would love it this way!

  19. Kristina Vanni posted on December 20, 2011 at 9:32 am (#)

    I love love love eggnog! Can’t get enough this time of year :)

  20. VA DE PAN posted on December 20, 2011 at 11:26 am (#)

    Looks awesome!!!!!beautiful photos!!!!!

  21. aida mollenkamp posted on December 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm (#)

    i here you because i to feel the need to bake cookies as a kick off to the holidays!

  22. Paula posted on December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm (#)

    I’m not a big fan of egg nog either but I’m pretty sure I could tolerate a few of these cookies. The icing sounds delicious. Glad you were able to get some Christmas baking done. All the best to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and continued success with Tidy Mom throughout the New Year.

  23. Lucy Lean posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm (#)

    I love egg nog because it says CHRISTMAS loud and clear and the more spiked the better ; ) so these cookies have my name on them – seriously!

  24. Deliciously Organic posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm (#)

    I’ve never made eggnog cookies, but love the idea! After testing eggnog the last few days, I have pitchers full of it! I’ll have to give these a try and share with the neighbors! Merry Christmas!

  25. Maria posted on December 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm (#)

    I might have to go buy some more eggnog:)

  26. marla posted on December 21, 2011 at 12:17 am (#)

    These cookies sound amazing. Sadly I have not had the opportunity to bake much the past few weeks. No cookie posts at FFC :( But I can enjoy yours!

  27. Becki's Whole Life posted on December 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm (#)

    Oh wow…this sounds absolutely wonderful. Nothing like a little booze and sweets at Christmas!

  28. sweetsugarbelle posted on December 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm (#)

    these truly sound aMAZING!!!

  29. Melissa posted on November 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm (#)

    Just saw these on Two Peas and Their Pod and I will be making them this holiday season! I love eggnog and these look AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Rosie posted on November 27, 2012 at 10:46 am (#)

    Do you think these cookies would freeze well? How would freezing affect the frosting? Thanks!


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