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Eggnog cookies topped with frosting and gold sprinkles on a serving plate.

Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies are soft and chewy cookies topped with a homemade eggnog buttercream frosting. An easy and festive cookie that's perfect for any holiday party!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword eggnog cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 176kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the cookies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Eggland's Best eggs
  • 2/3 cup eggnog
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles

For the frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with non stick baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Place the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Beat for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add the Eggland's Best eggs, eggnog and vanilla extract to the bowl. Beat for 1-2 minutes or until well combined.
  • Add the salt, baking soda, nutmeg and flour to the bowl. Mix on low speed until just blended.
  • Spoon tablespoon sized dollops of the dough 2 inches apart on the prepared pans. You may need to repeat this process if you have more dough left over.
  • Bake the cookies, one pan at a time, for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Repeat with remaining pan of cookies. 
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack until completely cool.
  • For the frosting, place the butter in the bowl of a mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggnog and beat until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and salt, then beat on low speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy. You can add more eggnog, one teaspoon at a time, to reach your desired consistency if needed.
  • Spread a layer of frosting onto each cookie, then top with sprinkles and serve.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg