Egg Nog Cookies

Yes, you heard me right – Egg Nog Cookies. I found a recipe for these bad boys online and made some tweaks to make them just right. They’re simple to make and make your kitchen smell like Christmas. Enjoy this perfect recipe for Christmas Cookie Exchanges, neighbor gifts, and a new family favorite for years to come.


Egg Nog Cookies

Makes 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 1 cup eggnog (I used light, it would only be that much richer with regular)
  • 1 1/2 tbsps rum extract
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger

Sugar Mixture

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


Preheat over to 350.

Place shortening and sugar in bowl and cream until fluffy. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

In a large bowl (separate) combine dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, a little bit at a time until combined.

Roll into balls, dip in sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet. Press down with fork.

Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool.


Enjoy! These cookies are a hit in my house and will be a tradition for years to come. One reader told me he likes to dip them in a cold glass of milk. I concur but I swap the milk with hot chocolate ;).

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18 comments on “Egg Nog Cookies”

  1. These look and sound delicious. Once I start my holiday baking (yes, I haven’t yet!) I will definitely add these to the “to make” list! Thanks Randa

    • Neither have I! I made these for a cookie exchanged, and I’m making them again today for another one lol. I haven’t done any baking for my family yet lol.

  2. Yum, I love Eggo Nig and I love cookies. I am definitely making these this holiday. First recipe I have seen cream of tartar in besides play dough, glad I bought some!


  3. OMG! Totally going to make these! Sounds delish! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. Why have I never heard of these before?? Brilliant. I am going to try these this weekend.

  5. These sound delicious! This would be something different for me to include in my holiday cookie baskets!

  6. Omg….I need to try these!!! LOVE egg nog…and love the idea of these cookies! So yum..thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  7. Wow! Great recipe!!! Screw the light egg nog πŸ˜‰ You have to try Sensations Egg Nog from Sobey’s, It is is yummy, LOL!

    • Any egg nog is good. I use Dairyland, but I’m pretty sure I’ve bought the Sobey’s one in years past. It’s all delicious to me!

  8. I bet those are awesome! You are virtually sharing them….right?! πŸ˜‰

  9. Holy crap do these look good! Thank you for sharing (my hips don’t thank you though hah)

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  12. I’m in the middle of making these and need help! Am I reading the recipe correctly that I should add 1 1/2 TABLESPOONS of rum extract????

    • Hey Cherie. It’s been two years since I have made them, I am wondering if I meant tsps….I would start with tsps, sample the batter and see.

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