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Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

These Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies taste just like your favorite cut-out cookie but with a hint of eggnog. 

It’s like the best of two of everyone’s holiday favorites in one delicious cookie. 

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.

If your not a big fan of eggnog, no worries.

You can make my families Christmas Cut-Out Cookies instead! 

But if you love eggnog, like me, you will love these cookies!

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

EGGNOG CUT-OUT COOKIES INGREDIENTS

EGGNOG COOKIES INGREDIENTS:

 ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR: 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour. 

 BAKING SODA: 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Make sure your baking soda is no more than 3 months old. If your using old baking soda, the cookies won’t rise properly and will be FLAT.

 GROUND NUTMEG: just 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. 

SALT: 1/2 teaspoon of salt. 

BUTTER: 16 Tablespoons of unsalted butter. Make sure your butter is at room temperature. If your butter is TOO WARM, it will also result in cookies that will SPREAD. So the best thing to do is let the butter sit out on the counter for at least 1 hour before you start baking and it will be perfect!

 SUGAR: 3/4 cup of granulated sugar. 

 BROWN SUGAR: 1/4 cup of light brown sugar.

EGG: just 1 large egg. 

 EGGNOG: 1/2 cup of eggnog. 

EGGNOG GLAZE INGREDIENTS:

 POWDERED SUGAR: 2 cups of powdered sugar. 

 VANILLA EXTRACT: 2 Tablespoons of vanilla extract. 

 EGGNOG: 3 Tablespoons of eggnog. 

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

HOW TO MAKE EGGNOG CUT-OUT COOKIES

To make these Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, simply:

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

STEP 8: Using a cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes.

STEP 9: 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 10: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and eggnog until smooth. Set aside.

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.

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

ADDITIONAL BAKING TIPS

COLD COOKIE DOUGH: It’s important to make sure to place the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour before you start rolling out the dough. I actually like to make the dough the day before and keep it in the fridge overnight but if you’re short on time, 1 hour in the fridge will be totally fine.

COOKIE CUTTERS: Here is a tip I learned to make it easy to use cookie cutters. I spray my cookie cutters with butter flavored non-stick cooking spray, this way the dough doesn’t stick to the cookie cutter and the shapes come out perfect every time.

WANT A MORE TRADITIONAL FROSTING? If you want more of a thicker/buttercream type of frosting instead of the eggnog glaze. Here is a link to my very popular SUGAR COOKIE FROSTING recipe. You can just replace the heavy whipping cream with eggnog. 

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

BAKING TOOLS NEEDED

MIXER: I love my KitchenAid Mixer, I use it for everything. Makes baking so much easier!

BAKING SHEET: You will need a large 16×11 inch baking sheet.

SILICONE BAKING MAT OR PARCHMENT PAPER: If you don’t have a silicone baking mat…YOU NEED ONE!

COOKIE CUTTERS:  These are my favorite cookie cutters and you get a TON of different shapes. 

ICING SPATULA: Makes frosting cookies SO MUCH easier! 

EGGNOG CUT-OUT COOKIES

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Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies
Yield: 2-3 Dozen depending on size of cookie cutter.

Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

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
  • 3 Tablespoons eggnog

Instructions

MAKE THE COOKIE DOUGH:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt together.
  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.
  3. Add egg and beat until combined.
  4. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, and mix until combined.
  5. Add eggnog and mix until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!
  6. Divide dough into 4 pieces, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

MAKE, BAKE, & DECORATE:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
  3. Using a cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes.
  4. 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.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and eggnog until smooth. Set aside.
  6. Once cookies are cooled, dip cookies into glaze and sprinkle with colored sprinkles.
  7. 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.

Notes

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.

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25 comments on “Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies”

  1. I need to make 5 dozen of these? How many does this recipe make? 

    • I can get about 3 dozen cookies, using the large snowflake cookie cutter. If your using smaller cookie cutters, you could probably get 4 dozen cookies. So, if you need 5 dozen cookies I would make two batches of cookie dough. Enjoy!

  2. Pinned – These cookies are so pretty!

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

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

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

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

  7. Love your delicious snowflakes!  They could be me mascot 🙂

  8. 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!

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

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

  11. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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!

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

  22. So pretty and ohmygosh I love baking with eggnog!

  23. Those are so pretty!Pinned!

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