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{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!

Do you like eggnog?  I’d love to hear more eggnog infused recipes!


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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    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. 4

    omg love these!

  5. 5

    Yummy, yummy! They sound delicious!!

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

    You had me at eggnog! Love these!

  8. 8

    So delicious, Cheryl. Your pics are amazing!

  9. 9

    These sound pretty amazing… great job!

  10. 10

    Pretty, pretty photo… they look wonderful!

  11. 11

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

  12. 12

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

  13. 13

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

  14. 14

    Nine hours?!? Go YOU!!!

  15. 15

    I bet those are SO good!!!

  16. 16

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

  17. 17

    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. 18

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

  19. 19

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

  20. 20

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

  21. 21

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

  22. 22

    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. 23

    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. 24

    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. 25

    I might have to go buy some more eggnog:)

  26. 26

    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. 27

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

  28. 28

    these truly sound aMAZING!!!

  29. 29

    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. 30

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


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