Eggnog Snowman Cookies
50 min
02 hrs 15 min



3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/3 cup prepared eggnog

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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. Add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    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 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

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

Tip #1

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


11Fat (mg)
45Cholesterol (mg)
170Sodium (mg)
55Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


Explore reviews from
our online community

  December 03, 2016

Since there is eggnog in the frosting, do they need to be refrigerated ?

— says Dawn
Test Kitchen Comment December 09, 2016

Hi Dawn, these cookies can be left unrefrigerated for up to 2-3 days. Happy baking!

— says Mallory
  October 02, 2013

These are really good and easy to make this year I will be making these with my Daughter for Christmas

— says theresa s.
  April 16, 2013

I found this recipe and the cookies were delicious. Just like the cookies my aunt in Baltimore used to make.

— says Sheena A.
  December 21, 2011

a family favorite with hot cocoa!! i have made this every year since 1999

— says Lisa
  December 07, 2011

I make this recipe every year. It is a tasty, fun cookie for the holidays.

— says Lisa
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.