Easy Eggnog Cookies made with boxed cake mix and a few other ingredients. So easy to make these are the perfect Christmas Cookie.
Eggnog Cake Mix Cookies
We love making cake mix cookies and changing them up for the holiday season. Adding eggnog feels like it makes everything perfect for the Christmas holiday.
This eggnog cookie recipe can be jazzed up with your favorite holiday spices, eggnog frosting, or a bit of powdered sugar over the top of them.
This is just a few of the Eggnog Recipes we have on the website. Just search Eggnog and you will find a huge selection.
We are working on sharing a ton of sweet treats perfect for this holiday season!
- White Cake Mix
- Unsalted Butter
- Eggnog (homemade or store bought)
- Vanilla Extract
We like to top our cookies with an eggnog glaze made with eggnog, butter, and powdered sugar.
You can add in a teaspoon ground nutmeg or rum extract if you want to add extra flavor.
Whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, and 3 tablespoons eggnog until you reach the desired consistency.
Large Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
Medium Cookie scoop - To scoop the dough onto the cookie sheets. This helps make sure every cookie is the same size.
Parchment Paper - I love that I can use parchment paper line baking sheets and make clean-up a breeze. If you are not using parchment paper you will want to spray non-stick cooking spray on your baking sheet to help the cookies not stick or silicone mats.
Baking Sheets - We are huge fans of these baking sheets with sides. You don't have to worry; you will remove the cookies from the oven and have them slide right off.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago, we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on, and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then, we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
Cooling Rack - A cooling wire rack is a great way to cool the cookies down.
How to make Eggnog Cookies
Step 1 - Whisk together butter, eggs, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract, and eggnog.
Step 2 - Gently mix in dry cake mix until well mixed. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to get all ingredients combined.
We do not use a stand mixer when we make this recipe. We find using a spatula or wooden spoon works great.
Step 3 - Use a cookie scoop to create even balls of dough.
Step 4 - Evenly spread eggnog cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake until edges start to brown.
Step 5 - If desired use a circle cookie cutter to shape cookies into even circles. After a couple of minutes place cookies on a wire rack to cool.
Step 6 - Optional eggnog icing, sprinkle with cinnamon or ground nutmeg.
Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.
Yes! Once the cookies have cooled cover them on a baking sheet and freeze for a few hours or overnight in the freezer.
When the cookies are completely frozen transfer them to a Ziploc bag or freezer safe container.
Thaw in the refrigerator before enjoying.
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
Great Holiday Recipes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Whisk together eggnog, unsalted butter, eggs, ground nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
- Gently stir in white cake mix until combined. Use a cookie scoop to create even cookie dough balls
- Spread dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown.