Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

These Eggnog Cookies are fantastic. They are insanely soft and chewy and you need to make them. That is all.

Ok that’s not really all. I’m sure you need more than that to believe me, but it’s true.

Eggnog is one of my favorite holiday flavors. I love them all, but as soon as eggnog hits the store we start drinking it. We’ve been through more cartons than I can count and it’s not from baking, except for these cookies.

Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

We’re even picky about our brand of eggnog. They are not all the same. Our favorite is the Southern Comfort brand (it doesn’t have alcohol in it already in case you’re wondering). I have to make special trips out of the way to Wal-Mart to get it. Because of that, we’ve tried multiple other brands, but they just aren’t the same. So I keep going out of my way for the good stuff.

Naturally, when I decided to make an eggnog cookie it needed to not just have eggnog in it, but it needed to really taste like eggnog. And these cookies fit the bill! They are perfectly soft, chewy and eggnog flavored.

Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

I think they are the softest cookies I’ve ever made. The edges are only slightly crunchy – just enough to hold the cookie together. They don’t even really brown. They just stay soft. For days. Seriously awesome. And did I mention eggnog-y?

And did you know that baking cookies can be dangerous? And not for the reasons you might think. No, the day I made these cookies with a friend of mine the danger came in the form of our neighbor’s kids.

Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

Imagine you’re in the kitchen, which is on the back side of the house with basically a wall of glass windows and doors. You’re baking cookies and both of your dogs are running around begging for a crumb. Then BANG! Your glass door completely shatters! Your friend grabs the dogs for fear that whoever shot will keep shooting and huddles in the corner of the kitchen.

Another window had been shot earlier in the day (but only left a hole in the window, the whole thing didn’t shatter) and the BB was still sitting there so I knew it was BBs and not actual bullets. So I took off out of the house to find who did it.

Long story short, the neighbor tried to deny it but everything got taken care of and our window has been fixed. But who knew making cookies in the ‘burbs could be so crazy! I will never forget the say I made these cookies. :)

Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

Fortunately my baking friend is not afraid to come back to our house. She knows this was a rare occurrence. We really do live in a safe neighborhood.

Hopefully you have a less dangerous experience baking cookies than I did. No matter how you decide to do it though, you need to make these. You won’t be able to stop eating them. And that’s what Christmas is for, right? Over-eating? Or is that Thanksgiving? I say both! :)

Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

Yield: makes about 40 cookies


1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup eggnog
2 eggs
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
2 tsp vanilla
granulated sugar


1. Cream butter and sugar together for 5-7 minutes, until light and fluffy.
2. Add the eggnog and eggs and beat until well combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
4. Make balls about 2 tbsp in size, roll in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
6. Allow cookies for to cool for 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet, then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
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Recipe modified from Up in Cumming Magazine.



This post linked to Thirty Handmade Days, Living Well Spending Less, Tidy Mom, Lamberts Lately, What’s Cooking Love?, Shaken Together, The Bitter Side of Sweet, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Simply Sweet Home, Simple Living and Eating, Walking on Sunshine and A Glimpse Inside.

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  1. I need these cookies in my life RIGHT NOW! Oh my god I can imagine enjoying them with an even bigger glass of eggnog right this minute. 😀
    Jess @ On Sugar Mountain recently posted…Creamy Eggnog TrufflesMy Profile

  2. I still have some eggnog left in the fridge that I didn’t know what to use them for and these cookies look perfect! Love a soft cookie with crispy edges with festive spices – they sound fantastic – thanks for sharing Lindsay:)

  3. eggnog cookies sound yummy!
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  4. G’day Lindsey, love eggnog anything, true!
    Your cookies look YUM too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  5. Your cookies sounds great, and all your other desserts look yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!
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  6. eggnog cookies sound delicious – i’ve never come accross them, maybe i give them a try!
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  7. I can tell from your gorgeous pictures how chewy these cookies are and the flavor.. fantastic. Thanks aging for being part of foodie friday, Merry Christmas.
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  8. How long do they last for? Im planning on sending some over sea’s.

    • says:

      They would most likely be fine for at least a week. They are very moist though so you’ll want to make sure they’re packed well so they don’t break.

  9. Can you substitute pumpkin pie spice for the spices? I don’t really want to go out and buy a whole lot…I’m broke and it’s not even christmas yet!

  10. Would these be sturdy enough to support some frosting? Or are they too soft?


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