Gooey Butter Eggnog Cookies

LAST UPDATED: Dec 03, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 06, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Enjoy some of your favorite flavors of the season wrapped up in these delicious Gooey Butter Eggnog Cookies! Soft, gooey and chewy cookies made with bourbon, cinnamon and nutmeg for traditional eggnog flavor in one delicious bite.

eggnog cookies on a baking sheet

The best part about collaborations is that instead of just getting 1 new Christmas cookie recipe, you get 22 with the Tastes of the Season series! Just follow the links and drool worthy photos below for them all – you”ll find them all just below the recipe at the end of this post!

You know I love everything sweet, and everything eggnog too. Have you tried my eggnog whipped cream or eggnog ice cream? Don’t skip those! You’ve also got to try my chocolate chip pecan snowball cookies! It’s a classic cookie recipe with a delicious chocolate twist. 

Looking for a unique cookie recipe for your cookie exchange? These Eggnog Cookies are perfect for sharing! Thick, flavorful cookies with a slight crunch on the outside and gooey center that taste like eggnog. This adaption of Gooey Butter Cookies is sure to become your holiday favorite!

Want to skip my tips and tricks? Keep scrolling or click jump to the recipe right under the title of this post.

To Make This Eggnog Cookie Recipe You Will Need:

  • Flour and Baking Powder
  • Spices: nutmeg and cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese
  • Butter
  • Sugar and Powdered Sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar)
  • Bourbon
  • Eggs

How To Make Eggnog Cookies

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar, bourbon, and salt until fluffy and smooth.
  3. Add egg and yolk until light in color.
  4. Add flour mixture.
  5. Refrigerate 3+ hours / overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 325℉.
  7. Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Dust with cinnamon.
  8. Bake 13 minutes.

eggnog gooey butter cookies on a kitchen counter top

Your Favorite Christmas Drink In Cookie Form!

Eggnog Cookies are made with bourbon like classic eggnog, a rich, creamy drink enjoyed around the holidays. Gooey Butter Eggnog Cookies are rolled in powdered sugar and sprinkled with cinnamon – the traditional eggnog garnish! They’re thick, soft, beautiful cookies with a taste of eggnog in every bite! Why drink your calories when you can eat them?

Eggnog Cookies Are Perfect For  Your Christmas Cookie Exchange

If you are looking for a fun and unique cookie to take to your exchange over the holidays, then look no further! These cookies are always a hit with everyone and they’re sure to make a statement! They travel well, just separate the layers with a little parchment paper and transport in an airtight container.

gooey butter eggnog cookies on a baking sheet in a kitchen

Spiced Eggnog Cookies

These cookies are spiced with two of the holidays favorite flavors; cinnamon and nutmeg. They are not overly spiced, some might say they are just perfect! They work so well with the flavor of the bourbon and it balances out the sweetness.

Top Tips To Make This Eggnog Cookie Recipe

  • If you don’t have any bourbon on hand, don’t fret! Most grocery stores (at customer service), liquor stores and gas stations offer “travel size” bourbon.
  • You can use a stand mixer to mix the dough, or mix it by hand.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 3 hours.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre heated oven for the best results.

Top shot of gooey butter eggnog cookies on a baking sheet

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eggnog cookies on a white surface

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eggnog cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Enjoy some of your favorite flavors of the season wrapped up in these delicious Gooey Butter Eggnog Cookies! Soft, gooey and chewy cookies made with bourbon, cinnamon and nutmeg for traditional eggnog flavor in one delicious bite.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 32 cookies
Calories: 144kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 3 Tbsp bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 c powdered sugar to roll dough

Instructions

  • Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar, bourbon, and salt until fluffy and smooth.
  • Add egg and yolk until light in color. 
  • Add flour mixture.
  • Refrigerate 3+ hours / overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 325℉.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Dust with cinnamon.
  • Bake 13 minutes.

Notes

  • If you don't have any bourbon on hand, don't fret! Most grocery stores (at customer service), liquor stores and gas stations offer "travel size" bourbon.
  • You can use a stand mixer to mix the dough, or mix it by hand.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 3 hours.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre heated oven for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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