Eggnog Cookies

I feel almost guilty posting this recipe. I whined, sniveled and complained to get this recipe, basically. True story. We were out at a Fairmont MacDonald event a couple of weeks ago and ran into friends of ours. Over the course of a few drinks I proceeded to whine about how busy this season is for me, that out of all of the holidays of the year, Christmas is the most crazy for me – as you saw in my Food Blogger Confessions post, What Christmas Baking Really Looks Like in my House.)

Then, being the sweetie that she is, Kari offered to guest post on my site with her famous Eggnog Cookies recipe.


Kari is most likely one of the busiest people I know in Edmonton, being the morning co-host of The Wake Up! Show With Jason and Kari on Up! 99.3 FM here in Edmonton. With that territory comes events, charities, shows and so much more that she has to take on as well. She can always be found supporting Edmonton’s causes.

Apparently I just became a cause. I’m ok with that, because I get a cookie post.

When she offered to guest post her cookies I totally took her up on her offer, with only a slight twinge of guilt over adding to her To Do List.

These cookies look fantastic and what could be more seasonally appropriate than Eggnog Cookies!

 Eggnog Cookies

They are relatively easy to make, but I think the secret is to NOT overmix them when you add the flour to the wet mixture.

 Eggnog Cookies

Little bundles of eggnog beauty, just waiting to be baked up!

 Eggnog Cookies

This would be Kari’s dog Moses, one of the cutest boxers anywhere. The Rose loves listening to Kari’s stories of Moses when she shares them on the radio some mornings, especially when they first got Moses and were talking about indoor training. We got Root Beer at the same time and oh, could we relate to all the tales of training woe!

Root Beer hasn’t chewed our couch however. Yet.

This looks like one eggnog cookie begging face that one just couldn’t resist!

 Eggnog Cookies

Without further adieu, Kari’s favorite eggnog cookie recipe!

Thanks so much for the recipe Kari, I appreciate it!


The only thing better than an Eggnog Cookie is dipping an Eggnog Cookie into a glass of Eggnog.  These are my favourite to make at Christmas because they are unexpected, esthetically pleasing and delicious!


Kari Skelton's Eggnog Cookies
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Soft, delicious and spicy eggnog cookies!
Recipe type: cookie
Serves: 24
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  • 1¼ cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Eggnog Glaze:
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp eggnog
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Cream sugar and butter until light.
  4. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat at medium speed with mixer until smooth.
  5. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
  7. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake 15-18 minutes until bottoms turn light brown.
  8. While cookies are in the oven,make the eggnog glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar with the three tbsp of eggnog. I sometimes make the icing the night before.
  9. Let cookies cool for five minutes, glaze and sprinkle with cinnamon.Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden the icing a bit.