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Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

Each year my mom and I would spend a whole day making Christmas cut-out cookies. It was one of the many things I looked forward to during the holiday season. This year I decided to switch it up a bit, with these Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies frosted with a delicious eggnog glaze and of course, SPRINKLES!

I know eggnog is one of those love it or hate it type of things, but I personally LOVE a cold glass of eggnog during the holiday season. And speaking of a delicious glass of eggnog, I’ve recently partnered with The REAL® Seal Dairy Diva Network to bring you some great recipes, like these Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies with REAL® dairy products.

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Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

LET’S START BY MAKING THE DOUGH…

STEP 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt together.

  • BAKING TIP: If you don’t have a whisk you can use a fork or a sifter to combine the dry ingredients together for the flour mixture.

STEP 2: Using an electric or stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

  • BAKING TIP: Make sure that you use softened butter. I like to set the butter on the kitchen counter about 1 hour before I’m ready to start baking.

STEP 3: Add egg and beat until combined.

STEP 4: Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, and mix until combined.

  • BAKING TIP: When adding the flour mixture, you don’t want to over mix the dough meaning you still want to see some flour in the dough. Overmixing leads to flat cookies and no one likes a flat cookie!

STEP 5: Add eggnog and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

  • BAKING TIP: I like to use a spatula to mix in the eggnog, about 3 stirs.

STEP 6: Divide the dough into 4 pieces, wrap each in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • BAKING TIP: You can also leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight or up to 3 days. I like to keep my dough in the fridge overnight but if your short on time, all you need is an hour of dough chilling time.

STEP-BY-STEP ON HOW TO MAKE THE DOUGH:

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

NOW FOR THE FUN PART, MAKING, BAKING, & DECORATING THESE COOKIES:

STEP 7: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and eggnog until smooth. This will be the glaze for on top of the cut-out cookies. Set aside.

  • BAKING TIP: If you want the glaze to be thicker, you can add another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to the glaze. I like my eggnog glaze to be thicker, so I always add 1/2 cup more powdered sugar!

STEP 8: Roll out the chilled cookie dough to about 1/8 inch thick.

STEP 9: Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough into shapes.

  • BAKING TIP: I used this super cute snowflake cookie cutter to make these Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies.  This is why it’s also so important you let your dough chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour, because it makes cutting the dough into shapes SO much easier!

STEP 10: Place the cookie shapes onto prepared baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Let cookies cool completely before icing and decorating.

  • BAKING TIP: The cookies might look like they are slightly underdone but remember the cookies will still “bake” while they sit on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. I always say better underdone then OVERDONE and BURNT! 🙁

STEP 11: Once cookies are cooled, dip cookies into eggnog glaze and sprinkle with colored sprinkles.

  • BAKING TIP: For these cookies, I like to just dunk the tops of the cookie into the bowl of eggnog glaze and sprinkle the cookies with colored SPRINKLES. But you can use a knife to frost all the cooled cookies, I just like to take shortcuts to save time whenever I can! 😉

STEP 12: Place cookies bake on baking sheet to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

  • BAKING TIP: This is an important step because you need to let the eggnog glaze set before enjoying these cookies. To speed up the process, I like to place my cookies in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes which gives them enough time to set.

STEP-BY-STEP ON HOW TO MAKE, BAKE, & DECORATE THESE EGGNOG CUT-OUT COOKIES:

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

Yield: 40 COOKIES

Total Time: 3 hours (INCLUDES CHILLING, COOLING, & DECORATING)

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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Ingredients:

CUT-OUT COOKIES:
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
EGGNOG GLAZE:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract (I used CLEAR Vanilla Extract- this makes the glaze white and not brownish white if I used regular vanilla extract.)
  • 3 Tablespoons eggnog

Directions:

MAKE THE COOKIE DOUGH:

STEP 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt together.

STEP 2: Using an electric or stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

STEP 3: Add egg and beat until combined.

STEP 4: Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, and mix until combined.

STEP 5: Add eggnog and mix until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

STEP 6: Divide dough into 4 pieces, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

MAKE, BAKE, & DECORATE:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 7: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and eggnog until smooth. Set aside.

STEP 8: Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick.

STEP 9: Using a cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes.

STEP 10: Place cookie shapes onto prepared baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Let cookies cool completely before icing and decorating.

STEP 11: Once cookies are cooled, dip cookies into glaze and sprinkle with colored sprinkles.

STEP 12: Place cookies on baking sheet to set for at least 30 minutes before serving. To speed up the setting time, I placed my cookies in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes.

*Store cookies in an container at room temperature for up to 7 days. UNFROSTED Cut-Out Cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months. When your ready to bake the frozen cookies, you will not need to thaw them, just place the cut-out cookies onto baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes.

I'd love to see what you have baked! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED or tag me @deliciouslysprinkled on Instagram!

I'd love to see what you have baked! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED or tag me @deliciouslysprinkled on Instagram!

BAKING TOOLS I USED TO MAKE THESE COOKIES:

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22 Responses to “Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies”

  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — December 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

    We love making cut out cookies but never thought to make them with eggnog! Sounds amazing!

  2. Laura @PetiteAllergyTreats — December 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Eggnog is a favorite this time of year and everyone loves a good cookie made with real butter!

  3. Andi @ The Weary Chef — December 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Yes to everything eggnog! I love the stuff. These cookies are so pretty, Jenn. I love the white and blue decorations!

  4. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — December 11, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Talk about adorable! Love the snowflake cutouts and the eggnog sounds scrumptious! 

  5. Ginny McMeans — December 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Love your delicious snowflakes!  They could be me mascot 🙂

  6. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — December 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    These cookies are so pretty with the frosting and blue sprinkles! I’m kind of in the middle when it comes to eggnog – I don’t love it but I don’t hate it. Eggnog frosting I can totally get behind, though!

  7. Cate @ Chez CateyLou — December 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Of course sprinkles!!!  What would the holiday season be without them?  These cookies look perfect!  I love that you used eggnog – how delicious!!

  8. Beth — December 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Jenn, you have me craving eggnog cookies right now!! I wish we were neighbors we I could have come over for baking day, hehe 🙂

  9. Erin @ Dinners, dishes, and Desserts — December 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    We always make cut out cookies for the holidays.  I love this eggnog version.  I am kind of obsessed with eggnog in baked goods right now!

  10. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 10, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Love that you added eggnog to cutout cookies! These look so good!

  11. Christina @ Christina's Cucina — December 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I have a HUGE bottle of eggnog in the freezer, so these cookies are calling my name! Thanks!

  12. Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Love these cookies Jenn! Making cut out cookies and decorating them is one of my favorite parts of Christmas baking!

  13. Cookin Canuck — December 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

    These are some of the prettiest holiday cookies I’ve seen!  And the eggnog glaze is such a great idea.

  14. Justine | Cooking and Beer — December 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    These are so pretty, Jenn! … and the eggnog .. that is just brilliant! Pinned!

  15. Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

    These look absolutely stunning. They’re so festive and sparkly. Pinned.

  16. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats — December 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Oh what fun memories! Love this twist on regular cut out cookies!

  17. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — December 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Oh I wish I could make my eggnog cookies into cut out cookies! These looks incredible! 

  18. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — December 8, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I’m definitely in the camp that loves eggnog, the holiday season isn’t complete without it! Love that you transformed the perfect holiday drink into the perfect holiday cookie!

  19. heather @french press — December 8, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Jenn, these are SO pretty!!

  20. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — December 8, 2014 at 9:39 am

    These remind me of the sugar cookies we were trying to make yesterday, except these are actually cute! Lol. Love that eggnog glaze!

  21. Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box — December 8, 2014 at 8:46 am

    So pretty and ohmygosh I love baking with eggnog!

  22. Marye — December 8, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Those are so pretty!Pinned!

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