Eggnog Cookie Recipe

Eggnog Snowman Cookies

Snuggle in front of the fire with a soft, old-fashioned, eggnog-flavored cookie.

50 min. prep time
14 cookies
656 Ratings



3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup prepared eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt


3 cups powdered sugar
4 to 6 tablespoons prepared eggnog
1 to 2 food colors
Mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips


Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add 1/3 cup eggnog, egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3 to 4-inch snowman cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough eggnog for desired spreading consistency in small bowl; mix well. Remove one-third of frosting; divide into 2 small bowls. Tint each bowl of frosting with food color as desired.

Frost snowmen with white frosting. Use tinted frosting to decorate cookies, as desired. Add miniature chocolate chips for eyes and buttons.

Recipe Tip

For wavy effect, pipe tinted frosting in parallel lines. Drag toothpick through frosting before it sets.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 330

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 55g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #10728©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are really good and easy to make this year I will be making these with my Daughter for Christmas
I found this recipe and the cookies were delicious. Just like the cookies my aunt in Baltimore used to make.
a family favorite with hot cocoa!! i have made this every year since 1999
I make this recipe every year. It is a tasty, fun cookie for the holidays.
Wonderful!! Make 2 batches or they will be gone so fast you will wonder if you actually baked cookies. The hint of nog and nutmeg makes this the best cut out cookie my family and I have ever tasted.
These are delicious!! I've been making these for Christmas for 3 years now. The dough is so easy to work with. If you don't like to make cut-out sugar cookies because they never work...these do! The egg nog taste is so reminiscent of the holidays. Everyone loves them and they fly off the cookie tray! I cut them into different shapes each year.

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