Frosted Eggnog Cookies

Frosted Eggnog Cookies just may be my new favorite Christmas cookie! The eggnog-infused cookie base is the perfect vessel for the creamy, nutmeg-speckled cream cheese frosting. You won’t be able to resist these! Pour yourself a glass of some classic nog and enjoy a delicious cookie inspired by the holiday season!

Frosted Eggnog Cookies - KJ & Company

I have always been obsessed with eggnog. When Christmas rolls around you better believe I’m stocking up on that thick and creamy beverage! I’m all for the Christmas Vacation style of drinking it, too. Just pour it all into a punch bowl and dive on in with your antler glass! When eating these Frosted Eggnog Cookies, I get all the same memories and feels from sipping on a glass of nog.

Frosted Eggnog Cookies - KJ & Company

While you’re in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget to take a moment to relax and enjoy the time with family and friends. Preferably with a cookie in hand! I hope these Frosted Eggnog Cookies bring you as much joy and happiness in a simple bite as they do to us. Merry Christmas!

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Frosted Eggnog Cookies

Frosted Eggnog Cookies - KJ & Company

Frosted Eggnog Cookies just may be my new favorite Christmas cookie! The eggnog infused cookie base is the perfect vessel for the creamy, nutmeg-speckled cream cheese frosting. You won’t be able to resist these! Pour yourself a glass of some classic nog and enjoy a delicious cookie inspired by the holiday season!

  • Author: KJ & Company – Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons eggnog
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Beat in one egg at a time, making sure to wipe down the sides of the bowl in between each egg addition. Mix in the eggnog and vanilla extract until combined. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With the mixer speed on low, slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture until a dough has formed. Use a rounded tablespoon scoop to scoop the cookie dough into balls onto a non-greased baking sheet, placing them at least a couple inches apart.
  3. Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes, or until the cookies have set and are starting to turn golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat this process until all the dough has been used. 

For the frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter on medium until smooth, about a couple minutes. Add in the almond extract, eggnog and nutmeg and mix to combine. 
  2. With the mixer speed on low, slowly add in one cup of powdered sugar at a time until all of it has been added and the frosting is creamy. Once the cookies have cooled completely, frost each cookie with the prepared frosting. Enjoy!
Frosted Eggnog Cookies - KJ & Company
Frosted Eggnog Cookies - KJ & Company
Frosted Eggnog Cookies - KJ & Company