Egg Nog Sugar Cookies

Egg Nog Sugar Cookies

Hello there, dear reader. December is in full swing and I am happy to announce that this is Christmas Treat Week here at Jamie Cooks It Up! I have four brand new, fabulously tasty recipes just waiting in the wings to tempt you with their deliciousness. Friday I will be posting this years Christmas Treat Recipe Roundup (last years list is HERE) so you can find every Christmas goodie on my site, in one convenient place. Woo Hoo! Bring on the butter and sugar. 

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First up are these wonderful Egg Nog Sugar Cookies. If you like Egg Nog and Sugar Cookies…you will absolutely love the two of them together. The cookies are soft, with a slightly crispy bottom and the subtle flavors of egg nog.  The frosting is buttery, silky and adds takes these cookies right over the top.

Hope you love them!

Let me show you how it’s done.

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Egg Nog Sugar Cookies from Jamie Cooks It Up!


Time: 1 hour
Yield: 25-30 cookies
Recipe from Mrs. Fields 

2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1 1/4 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C egg nog

4 T butter, softened
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
6 Tb egg nog
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
dash salt


1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
2. Into a medium-sized mixing bowl place 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a dash of salt. Toss the ingredients around a bit with a fork to be sure they are combined.


3. In your stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream together 1 1/4 cups sugar and 3/4 cup softened butter. They should get nice and fluffy for you after a minute or so.


4. Add 2 egg yolks. (Just the yolks, now). Mix until well combined.


4. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup egg nog and then mix.
5. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.


6. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and scoop the soft (and kind of sticky) dough onto the sheet. I sprayed some cooking spray into the cookie scoop I used as well.
7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies spring back when lightly tapped.
8. Remove the cookies onto a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.


9. To make the frosting, place 4 tablespoons softened butter into a small mixing bowl. Add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 6 tablespoons egg nog, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and a dash of salt. Beat until smooth and glossy.
10. Frost your cookies, then allow them to sit on the counter for about 15 minutes so the frosting can set up a bit.

ENJOY! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Season!

Egg Nog Sugar Cookies Jamie Cooks It Up!

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  1. 1
    December 9, 2013 at 8:06 am

    These cookies look great, and I’m always looking for cookies that are a little different than the same old Christmas cookies I make. We don’t drink egg nog, so I hate to buy a carton just for these cookies- is there something I can make on my own to substitute for the egg nog? (To tell the truth I don’t even know what egg nog is made of!)

  2. 2
    Amy G
    December 9, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Yummy, can’t wait to try these! Thanks for another great recipe.

  3. 3
    Erin R.
    December 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Ohh, my mouth started to water when I saw that bowl of frosting. I have always loved egg nog but it’s such a naughty indulgence that I rarely buy any. I may have to go ahead this year so I can make a batch of these lovely cookies. Thanks!

    • 4
      February 8, 2014 at 1:14 am

      Soak the picture and glass in dieislltd water until the photograph comes loose (this might take several hours). After the photograph comes loose, you need to squeegee the excess water from the photograph (remember to squeegee from the back), then hang to dry just like if it where just printed. I have used this technique for years to not only remove photo’s from there glass but to also remove stains, mold and other spots. Just remember the dieislltd part, dieislltd water has no minerals in it to deposit onto the photograph. Good Luck

  4. 5
    Anna Kuma
    December 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Oh man these look yummy! Now I will crave them probably until I make them….

  5. 6
    December 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I can’t wait to make these. Do they really cook for 20-22 min? That seems like such a long time for a cookie.

    • 7
      December 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

      No worries about the duplicate comments. Yes, they do bake for that long. Best of luck to you!

  6. 8
    December 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I can’t wait to make these. I don’t care for egg nog, but these look delicious! Do they really cook for 20-22 min? That seems like such a long time for a cookie.

  7. 9
    December 11, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Oops, sorry for the duplicate message. My computer was taking forever and I resubmitted. Looks like it did it twice. 🙂

  8. 11
    December 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

    These look amazing! How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • 12
      December 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks for asking, I generally add that kind of info to the recipe but it must have slipped my mind this time. The recipe makes 25-30 cookies. Thanks again! Hope you love them. 🙂

  9. 13
    December 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Jamie these are divine! Mine ended up so flat though. I expected them to be a lot like the pumpkin cookies (cakey, fluffy goodness) but they came out spread out flat and slightly crisp. Did I do something wrong? I’ve even heard of other people having the same thing happening.


    • 14
      December 16, 2013 at 5:38 am

      Mine were pretty flat as well and slightly crisp along the bottom too. Glad you enjoyed the taste!

  10. 15
    December 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Do these cookies need to be refrigerated since they have egg nog in the frosting?

    • 16
      December 19, 2013 at 7:16 am

      No, I think you will be fine to leave the out if they are consumed within a day or two. Good luck!

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