Eggnog Sugar Cookies with Nutmeg Frosting are so full of eggnog flavor and such a fun treat to make at Christmas-time! Eggnog lovers simply swoon over these soft and sweet treats!
We love to top our eggnog cookies with freshly grated nutmeg and the taste difference is just amazing!
So if you can, get your hands on a few whole nutmegs before you get started making these tasty eggnog sugar cookies with their freshly grated nutmeg zing.
Our melt-in-your-mouth eggnog cookies are a popular request from friends and family each year when I do my holiday baking. In addition, it is one of my most requested Christmas cookie recipes!
You don't need to be an eggnog fan to enjoy these deliciously spiced cookies! So today I happily share the recipe here and can now point all of my loved ones to my eggnog sugar cookies page 🙂
We hope you enjoy them as much always have (just a quick word of caution...these cookies are not only addictive, they are super sweet and will also send your glycemix index through the roof!).
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Eggnog Sugar Cookies with Nutmeg Frosting
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, silpat mat, or grease using non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream together the unsalted butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and combine until smooth again, then add the eggnog and mix until smooth.
- Add vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, and ground ginger then mix until evenly distributed through the dough mixture. Add flour and mix until the flour is worked into the wet mixture to form your cookie dough.
- Scoop the dough in heaping tablespoonfuls and roll in the palms of your hand to make a 1 ½" ball then place onto your lined or greased baking sheet with about 2" of spacing between the cookies and pan edges. Press down gently on each dough ball to flatten slightly before baking.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom edges start to show a touch of golden color. Try a test batch of a few cookies before baking the rest so that you can find the best baking time for your oven.
- Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Nutmeg Frosting Instructions
- In a medium mixing bowl or your stand mixer, whip the softened butter until fluffy. Add the nutmeg and gradually add the eggnog until it is all added (which can get messy, so start handmixers or stand mixers on low). Add the sifted powdered sugar and mix until the frosting is light and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Spoon the frosting onto the center top of each of the cooled cookies and spread outward toward the edges in circular motion. Top with optional garnish (coarse sugar and freshly grated nutmeg).
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!