Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies

Creamy eggnog icing covering soft sugar cookies filled with the taste of eggnog and a hint of nutmeg.  These decadent Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies will be on your holiday cookie list for years to come!

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Do you have a favorite holiday cookie?

A cookie in which you simply look forward to all year long? 

Well, this is that kind of cookie!

Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies are puffy pillowy cookies with the depth of eggnog flavor.  Decadent and ever so creaminess icing with a sprinkle of nutmeg tops these cookies of deliciousness!

Creamy eggnog is just a touch of what makes these cookies taste like the holidays.  

There’s sprinkles of nutmeg and cinnamon… and rum.  Go ahead and use the real stuff, because you do know that a tablespoon of alcohol evaporates while baking.  But, if you’re like me and get carried away with nibbling large amounts of alcoholic cookie dough… you may find yourself feeling a little, um, tipsy.  I know, I live on the edge.  Raw cookie dough with alcohol.  So, rum extract is your other option.  Taste just as amazing.  ðŸ˜‰

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Whether you love drinking eggnog or not, you’ll instantly fall in love with the taste of these cookies!

My guys love to drink eggnog so much (me, not. at. all.) that our milkman delivers the stuff to my front door every single week, all season long.  So, how do I get my eggnog fix without drinking it… I bake cookies with eggnog in them!

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Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies
Creamy eggnog icing covering soft sugar cookies filled with the taste of eggnog and a hint of nutmeg. These decadent Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies will be on your holiday cookie list for years to come!
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  1. 1/2 cup butter (I prefer unsalted.)
  2. 2 ounces cream cheese
  3. 1 cup granulated sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tablespoon (yes, tablespoon) rum extract
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1/3 cup eggnog
  8. 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  9. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  10. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  12. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  13. pinch of salt, optional
  1. 4 ounces cream cheese
  2. 4 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 cup eggnog
  4. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  1. Cream together butter and cream cheese. Both need to be at room temperature. Add and mix in the granulated sugar. Scrap down the sides of bowl and add the eggs one at a time. Combine eggnog and extracts into the mixture.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add and mix in the dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Once you start seeing the flour disappear, stop mixing and gently hand stir.
  3. Set in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes. The butter and cream cheese will firm up in the dough and will bake beautifully.
  4. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  5. Use a medium sized cookie scoop. Place scoops of cookie dough 1 1/2 inches apart on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Allow baked cookies to cool on the hot baking sheet for an additional 5 minutes. Do not over bake. Then move cookies to a cooling rack or onto paper towels laid on a flat surface.
making the icing
  1. Put 4 ounces of softened cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. While mixing on low speed, alternate powdered sugar and eggnog in with the softened cream cheese. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and rum extract. Whip on high speed for additional 2 minutes. The icing becomes a medium texture. (You may add more powdered sugar for a stiffer icing.) Spoon icing onto the tops of cooled cookies. Set off to the side to dry before stacking cookies onto each other. Otherwise, store in a closed container for up to 3 days.
  2. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
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Just a little side note, if you are planning to attend or host a cookie party and want to share these delicious Eggnog Frosted Sugar Cookies… my tip is to set the frosted cookies out for 24 hours, uncovered.   This allows you to stack the the cookies without sticking to each other.

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  1. says

    These cookies are gorgeous Gloria! These are so festive and perfect for this time of year! I love how puffy and pretty they are with the eggnog frosting! Yum!

    • says

      Krystle, these cookies freeze really well after you’ve baked them. I’ve done them this way a couple times… just to prepare ahead of time for a cookie party! Enjoy!


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