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Eggnog Cutout Cookies

I created this cookie recipe because my sons liked eggnog so much. After frosting the cookies, you can add to their festive flair by sprinkling them with colored sugar. —Glenna Tooman, Boise, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon eggnog
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons eggnog
  • Liquid or paste food coloring, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Stir in eggnog. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, nutmeg, if desired, and enough eggnog to achieve icing consistency. Add food coloring, if desired. Spread over cooled cookies; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 164 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • kminman
    Nov 30, 2014

    I use this recipe every year. My whole family loves them! I add 3 cups of flour to begin with so the dough isn't so sticky later. I also add a dash of cinnamon to make the dough a little more flavorful.

  • avist6
    Dec 25, 2011

    LOVE THIS RECIPE! A few years back I found this recipe in an old country woman cookbook. I thought this was a perfect recipe because the family and I love eggnog. Very soft and delicate these cookies are great to set the mood for a perfect Christmas. The only problem i had was the sticky dough. I had to add a little extra flower to make it manageable. I always double the batch because my friends love snatching a few from the cooling rack.

  • kengrants
    Dec 21, 2011

    These are really yummy. We love them. But, the dough is very soft and sticky so you have to add a lot of flour when you roll them out.

  • sjb1070
    Dec 19, 2011

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  • jamie67
    Nov 29, 2011

    This is one of my go-to's at Christmas. It makes a lot of cookies, so usually 1 batch does it for my family and friends. Love it!

  • mommy_of5
    Dec 19, 2010

    We make this recipe every year for the past 4 years! We always have to make double b/c the kids (and hubby) sneak them off the cooling rack!

  • daharris
    Feb 10, 2008

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