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).

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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