Spiced Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

The ultimate bite of Christmas cheer!

  • Serves: 15 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (preferable freshly grated)
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • GLAZE:
  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • 1¾ cup powder sugar
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars for a couple of minutes.

  2. Add egg, eggnog and rum extract, beat until mixed. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.

  3. Sift in flour, nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix the ingredients on low speed until just combined. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl and mix just a few times.

  4. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  6. Scoop out cookie dough onto the parchment paper using a standard cookie scoop, placing them about 2 inches apart.

  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  8. In a small sauce pot, over medium heat, heat up eggnog.

  9. Add powder sugar, rum extract, nutmeg and allspice. Whisk until all smooth and heated through. Let it cool just a little but not too much or it will start to harden.

  10. Spoon some glaze over cookies.

  11. Grate a little more nutmeg on top. (Optional.)


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  1. So I assume from reading the directions that the glaze contains 1/4 cup of eggnog, 1 3/4 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of rum extract, and 1/2 or 1/4 teaspoon of allspice? Yet you have listed as the glaze ingredients only the 1 3/4 cups of powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. You have 1 teaspoon of rum extract and 1/4 cup eggnog listed twice under the cookie ingredients, and both 1/2 teaspoon of allspice and 1/4 teaspoon of allspice also listed under the cookie ingredients. This is confusing. In fact, I had to check the ingredient list and the directions a few times to be certain I was transcribing all of this correctly. I suggest you make some corrections.

    Comment by Janice on December 10, 2022 at 7:31 am

  2. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Sorry for the confusiton. We will make some adjustments to the recipe.

    Comment by Aubrey Ballinger on December 22, 2022 at 3:23 pm

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