Wonderfully soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting are your favorite holiday drink in cookie form!  These are destined to become your new favorite holiday cookie!
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Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Author Jen
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Wonderfully soft and chewy Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting are your favorite holiday drink in cookie form! These are destined to become your new favorite holiday cookie!
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Ingredients

EGGNOG COOKIES
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 16 tablespoon unsalted butter softened*
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 oz cream cheese softened*
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large hard cooked egg yolks pressed through fine mesh strainer
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup eggnog
EGGNOG CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened*
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened, cut into 8 pieces*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon eggnog

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Instructions

COOKIES
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick liner and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, cream of tartar, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground ginger. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, sugars and cream cheese until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Beat in whole egg just until combined. Add egg yolks, vanilla extract and eggnog and beat just until combined.
  5. With mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture and beat just until combined– don’t overmix!
  6. Drop dough by the heaping tablespoon at least 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets, about 6/sheet (you will need to use a cookie scoop as dough is very wet/sticky). Bake 12-15 minutes or until tops are set. Let cool for 3 minutes then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
EGGNOG CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  1. Beat butter and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with handled mixer at medium-high speed until creamed together and light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add cream cheese, 1 piece at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  2. Add vanilla, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon and eggnog and beat to combine. Beat in remaining powdered sugar. Add additional eggnog, if needed, a teaspoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
  3. Evenly spread frosting on cooled cookies. Garnish cookies with crushed candy canes or ground nutmeg if desired.

Recipe Notes

*Do NOT microwave butter or cream cheese. Allow to soften at room temperature.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 155, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 46mg, Potassium: 59mg, Carbohydrates: 21g, Sugar: 14g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 4.9%, Calcium: 2.7%, Iron: 2.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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