Eggnog Cookies ~ Savory Simple

As you’re reading this I may or may not have power (thank goodness for auto-scheduling!)  Is Hurricane Sandy as big of a mess as the weather people are predicting?  We’ll find out soon enough. Jeff, Sofi and I are stocked up with emergency booze, emergency board games, emergency candy and of course emergency cat food.  Yes yes we also have batteries and what not. And we may have some eggnog cookies on hand as well.

Did you think I was kidding?

I’m sure we’ll be just fine.  I like a good storm every now and then as long as everyone stays safe.  Stay off the roads and have a hurricane party with your loved ones!

Now to the recipe. Who’s ready for eggnog?  I AM.  As soon as the grocery stores start carrying it I am ready with a bottle of rum.  Don’t make these cookies with light eggnog or any crap like that.  I highly recommend Southern Comfort eggnog, which I’ve seen at many grocery stores.  It’s thick and rich and makes these cookies super decadent.


Eggnog Cookies
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Serves: 30-60 cookies (depending on the size of the scoop)
Eggnog Cookies
  • 15 ounces (3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 6 ounces (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup good quality eggnog
  • 3 tablespoons good quality eggnog
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
  3. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and scrape down the side of the bowl. Add the vanilla.
  4. Alternate between the flour mixture and eggnog, adding until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets. I used a 2 tablespoon scoop. Allow to chill for 15 minutes.
  6. Whisk together the glaze ingredients and set aside.
  7. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown.
  8. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack after a few minutes. Once the cookies have cooled down, brush with glaze or dip the tops of the cookies into the glaze.
  9. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.


  • Roger Stowell

    Good luck with the weather and enjoy your hurricane party in the safety of your home.

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Perfect emergency supplies! Be safe

  • Grubarazzi

    Yum! Yeah I am totally not ready for the storm. Mostly because I went out to celebrate Halloween on Saturday and I’m still recovering. Lol. These cookies would be a good cure.

  • Carrie

    LOVE eggnog anything!! Making these asap!

  • kristy @ the wicked noodle

    Stay safe, Jen! We’re making one last minute trip to the store before it really hits, then we’re hunkering down to wait it out. Wish we had some of these cookies, too!

    • Savory Simple

      I’m tempted to make/get more food but I can’t think of anything healthy. Hunker down food always seems like junk food to me.

  • Kathryn

    Hope you’re managing to stay safe today & have a few of these cookies to keep you going! I’ve never seen egg nog for sale here but I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for it; love the sound of these!

  • Jenny @ BAKE

    Hope you’re ok and the hurricane isn’t too bad! I’ve never had eggnog though they may have started stocking it in the UK!

  • Jenn and Seth

    Southern Comfort egg nog is our fav as well! and oh my god, using it in cookies is genius, just genius. cannot wait for it to hit the stores and then I can make these!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Stay safe! And eat a crap ton of these cookies.

  • Valerie

    Have fun riding out the storm! Yes to the booze stash!! :D

    I’m not a huge eggnog fan, but I am a cookie Fanatic! They look delicious!!

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Stay safe! Our grocery stores aren’t carrying eggnog yet, but when they do, these cookies are happening!

  • Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

    Stay safe!! These look yummy!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    Stay safe, Jen! Great seasonal cookies! I may make my way through the wind and rain over to your house. It looks like you’re better prepared than me. I did run out this morning to buy a battery operated radio, but would rather have driven to ask you for one of these cookies! :)

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Hope you stay safe and dry! We lived in the Carolinas for 4-5 years and I lived through plenty of bad storms down there and it’s scary!

    I am so glad to see you breaking out some eggnog cookies! They look soft, flavorful and perfect. I made eggnog donuts last year. Have to try cookies!

  • Libby Bouma

    My husband LOVEs eggnog. These are going to be a must-make this winter!

  • fabiola@notjustbaked

    I have never had eggnog cookies. Weird, I will have to make these one day when I am craving eggnog, which should be soon. SO ya, stay safe, I am happy to see you have your emergency supplies stocked.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I love that you stocked up on “emergency chocolate”! Stay safe! And if you need help cleaning up these cookies, I’m more than happy to help!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    FOR THE WINN…….I need these immediately.

  • Katie

    You know, eggnog always irked me out until my boyfriend brought me to his dad’s big holiday party last year and I drank some *spiked* eggnog out of politeness…. not bad! Not bad at all. And everything is better in cookie form, sooo… Maybe I’ll make these and bring them to his party this year :)

  • Maggie @ A Bitchin’ Kitchen

    I looove Eggnog! Adding these to my Christmas baking list!

    My lights just flickered for the first time here in Arlington but they’re still on (for now…) Hope yours are too!

  • Laura Dembowski

    I’ve never had egg nog, but those look like the perfect way to try it. Glad to hear you have your storm preparedness priorities straight :). But seriously, stay safe.

  • Riley

    Yum, these look so festive and fun! Stay safe and enjoy the rain :)

  • Sandra

    Hi, I was just getting ready to make these and it says to cream together butter and sugar but there is no sugar on the cookie ingredient list….am I missing something here? Just wondering…

    • Savory Simple

      Gah, thank you. Fixed it: 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • Debra

    I’m kind of like you with egg nog…as soon as it appears, I’m bringing it home. These cookies will be a treat. I hope you are indeed safe…I’ve listened to WNYC all day today…it doesn’t sound good! :-( Hugs!

  • Julie @ Table for Two

    I love that you already whipped out the eggnog and made cookies with it!! I’m glad that you’re safe and we both didn’t lose power. Still thinking of everyone else!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Heeeellll yeah! This is just what you need during a hurricane! Boozy, perfectly luscious cookies. Stay safe girlfriend!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    As soon as there is eggnog in stores, I want to hang Christmas lights. Those things just go together for me :) Love these cookies! Stay safe!!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker

    hope you made it through Sandy a-okay! and these cookies? they look AMAZING! my husband was just going on yesterday about how much he adores eggnog – i bet he’d love it if i make these for him!

  • Lauren @ Gourmet Veggie Mama

    Hope you and yours are safe! Filing this away for my holiday baking frenzy…

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    These cookies look incredible, Jen! Hope you are safe & sound!

  • Jill

    I love cookies. I love eggnog. Enough said.

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  • Theresa

    Cookies look delicious. Shouldn’t it be alternate flour and eggnog?

    • Savory Simple

      Thanks so much for the catch! No matter how many times I proofread, mistakes pop up. I swear sometimes I just read what it’s supposed to say and not what’s actually there.

  • Kate | Food Babbles

    These cookies sound amazing!! Thanks for letting me know about the wonder of eggnog in cookies ;) Can’t wait to make them!

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  • Meg Fielding

    I made the cookies but they looked nothing like your picture. Mine seemed to melt, spread out were very thin. I have an oven thermometer so I lnow that the oven temp was correct. Do you have any thoughts about what could have happened?


    • Jennifer Farley

      Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that! I hate to ask the obvious but is it possible that one of your ingredients was measured incorrectly? And did you chill the dough before baking it? Chilling the butter prevents it from spreading in the oven. I actually just made these cookies again yesterday for a contest and didn’t run into any issues.

  • Kate@Diethood

    Ummm…yum!! I have a gallon of eggnog sitting in the fridge… hello Sunday cookie making!!