The Ultimate Christmas Cookie

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie. Egg nog, peppermint sugar cookie that's perfect for Santa

Making the Ultimate Christmas Cookie is something that I have been trying to accomplish for a while now, so today (at the last minute) I threw together some random ingredients and came up with something magical.

When I think of Christmas cookie baking only one cookie comes to mind: the sugar cookie. I imagine beautifully decorating cookies cut out in shapes of candy canes, snowflakes and gingerbread men. I fully intended these cookies to look like that, but it turns out I’m not good at that kind of thing and rolling them was just that much easier (sorry).

Something else I relate to Christmas would be candy canes, these seasonal treats not only make hot chocolate that much sweeter but bring a beautiful pop of color to Christmas baking.

Last, but not least, I cannot forget egg nog. This is something I look forward to all year.

I compiled them all into the something I call The Ultimate Christmas Cookie.

Kitchenaid Professional 600

First things first: an introduction. Friends this is my new mixer, Clementine. Yes, I named her.

My old Kitchenaid Classic Mixer was named Ol’ Betsy, so it just made sense to name this beautiful Kitchenmaid Professional 600 (available on and that I recently won (thanks again SJ Consulting and Burnbrae Farms).

Pamela's Sugar Cookies

Next up: a confession. I didn’t make the sugar cookies from scratch. I was pressed for time and you know what? I don’t feel bad about it. Pamela’s products are amazing (I love the pancake mix) and sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do with what we have. I have to admit, these are pretty darn good. They turned out well and I would buy them again (this is coming from the girl who is “anti-mix”…for the most part).

Egg Nog Sugar Cookies

Like I said, I wanted to make them beautiful and have the cookies cut out to beautiful shapes but it didn’t work out. I just rolled them into little balls and baked. I dipped half in an eggnog glaze and went from there, it worked well and I thought they actually turned out really cute.

Egg Nog Cookie Recipe

I made a few different cookie options with this batch. One was the Ultimate Christmas Cookie (egg nog and candy cane dipped cookies), another was Egg Nog Snickerdoodles, and another one was Sugar Cookies with an Egg Nog Glaze (seen above). Nothing Fancy, but effective (and my husband’s favourite).

I also love this really fun recipe for a Christmas Tree Cake!  A must have this Christmas season.

Ultimate Christmas Cookie

Here is the recipe for The Ultimate Christmas Cookie:

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie. Egg nog, peppermint sugar cookie that's perfect for Santa
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Ultimate Christmas Cookies

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie combines 3 classic Christmas treats: sugar cookies, egg nog and candy canes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cane, candy cane desserts, cookies, peppermint
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 632kcal


  • Batch of sugar cookies
  • 3-4 candy canes crushed

Egg Nog Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Egg Nog


  • Prepare and bake sugar cookies according to directions. Let cool completely.
  • For Egg Nog Glaze:
  • Combine egg nog and powdered sugar and stir until smooth.
  • Assembly of The Ultimate Christmas Cookie:
  • Take a sugar cookie and dunk it into the egg nog glaze. Aim to cover at least half.
  • Immediately take the sugar cookie and dip it into the crushed candy canes.
  • Transfer to parchment or wax paper and let harden.


Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Other Christmas Baking recipes you make like:

Biscotti Munch

Nanaimo Balls

Coconut Balls

Whipped Shortbread

Eggnog Cookies

Vanilla Candy Cane Cupcakes from Noshing with The Nolands

What’s your favourite holiday baking recipe?

30 comments on “The Ultimate Christmas Cookie”

  1. Mmm 🙂 I love the idea of this – it truly does incorporate a lot of holiday flavors 🙂

  2. YUMMY! I love Pamela’s – their gluten free brownies mix is *amazing*. I haven’t tried their sugar cookie mix yet, but I just might when I’ll feel like making cookies next week. 🙂 I’ve also never tried an egg nog glaze before, it sounds really delish though! WTG creating the Ultimate Christmas Cookie! 🙂

  3. Ooooh, these look fantastic!!! Now I really wanna do some Christmas baking! 🙂

  4. ahhhhh the pretty new mixer in use! love it! Peppermint is a holiday must-have!

  5. Egg Nog cookies? Now you’re speaking my language. I think my husband would love me long time if I made these for him. I don’t bake but I think that even I can do these! How Cool! I’m bookmarking this page. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love how PRETTY these look! 🙂 (not too mention they sound delicious 😉

  7. Absolutely pinning this so I can attempt it another day! Looks delish 🙂

  8. I am not sure how I’ll feel about egg nog. What would you think if I want to replace it? Other wise this looks like my kind of cookie! I love everything with peppermint!

  9. Thanks for making yet again a wonderful contribution to our link-ups. This week’s party theme has YOUR NAME ON IT: I expect lots of contributions throughout the week. This one looks great. And yet again, you made it soo easy!! Thank you.

  10. Yum! These look like a nice addition to my Christmas cookie mix. Also, I love that you named your mixer. I recently bought a red Kitchenaid mixer and am in love with it. Maybe it’s time I give her a name too!

  11. These look really good. I pinned, 🙂

  12. Those look amazing! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  13. Oh yum, these are so pretty, can’t wait to try them.

  14. The egg nog glaze is a great idea.

  15. Look fabulous! I’d love to try these. Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow night (7:00 PM MST)!

  16. Thanks for participating in linky party..:)!!! They are so good !!!

  17. Fabulous! We sure love your cookies!!!! (also the biscotti fr a few weeks ago … wink) Pinned this at my most popular board!!! Thanks for linking it up at the It’s fun having you partying with us. A new party will open in a mere few hours….

  18. oh Randa! Yum! My favorite flavours here. So hungry for these right now. I think more recipes would rock if only we added crushed candy cane to them! Lol. Hello clementine, you little beauty you! I am still deciding which color is for me. Love this shade though.

    • I love candy cane, but my husband doesn’t so there are a lot of recipes I can’t make. I like this cookie because I can do some for me and some for him. (Although he didn’t mind it he said.)

      You can’t go wrong with a classic stainless steel color Paula.

  19. Thanks this recipe looks delicious!

  20. This lookds delicious and oh so fancy cant waut to try it

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