These Easy Glazed Eggnog Drop Cookies almost didn’t get made.   *Shudder that thought*   Gotta make these happen!

I’ve had these cookies before and they’re the kind you want to inhale, once you’ve had a taste.

Soft cake-like melt-in-your-mouth eggnog cookies, glazed in an yummy spiced eggnog glaze – That’s double eggnog yum for holiday spirit!

Now don’t freak out if you don’t like eggnog.  My husband despises eggnog.  He didn’t want to try them or have anything to do with them.  YUCK!  – he said.

However, for the rest of us…it’s a different scenario.  Eggnog is a classic holiday creamy drink typically made from milk, egg yolks, rum, and spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg and it’s so tasty!

Sometimes, rum, brandy, whiskey or sherry is added to give it lil’ kick.  It is a celebration after all!

Eggnog does not last long during the holidays, which is the reason these cookies almost didn’t get made, meaning…it did not take long for the eggnog to get spotted in the fridge!

Jeesh!  Vultures around here!

For more eggnog trivia and facts, check out The History of Eggnog. President George Washington was even known for his eggnog recipe: (and it’s a boozy doozy!)

“One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, 1/2 pint rye whiskey, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, 1/4 pint sherry—mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.”

So, whether you love or hate this holiday cocktail, eggnog is a permanent fixture of the Christmas season.

I thought I’d let you know that hubby loved these easy drop cookies.  Couldn’t stay out of them once he had a taste…LOL .  I just told him–You like custard? So why wouldn’t you like these cookies, just give them a try. Works every time!  

More eggnog goodies?  Try this Christmas Eggnog Cranberry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Rum Sauce and this Holiday Eggnog Bread & Eggnog Glaze

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5 from 4 votes

Easy Glazed Eggnog Drop Cookies

Soft cake-like melt-in-your-mouth eggnog cookies, glazed in an yummy eggnog glaze - That's double eggnog yum for holiday spirit!
Author: Kim Lange


Eggnog Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 2 eggs

Eggnog Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons eggnog
  • Optional: 1 tsp rum or 1/2 tsp rum or vanilla extract


  • Instructions

Eggnog Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder and set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, using mixer, beat together the butter, vanilla and sugars together until mixed well.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time mixing in between each addition and then add the eggnog, and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well until fully combined. Dough will be very wet, like cake batter.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop scoops of cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. 12 to a sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, but do not over-bake. You can touch the tops with a fingertip to see if they are set.
  • Remove from oven and let cookies cool.
  • Transfer to baking wire rack and make glaze.

Eggnog Glaze

  • In a small mixing bowl, add the eggnog, nutmeg and powdered sugar together and whisk together until you get a smooth glaze.
  • Using a spoon, drop some glaze on each cookie and take the bottom on spoon to smooth the glaze out if you need to.
  • Add sprinkles if desired.
  • Notes
  • Store in a tightly covered container once the cookies are set.


Store in a tightly covered container once the cookies are set.

Recipe from Meatloaf and Melodrama