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Frosted Egg Nog Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie recipe with creamy egg nog frosting!

Frosted Egg Nog Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Frosted Egg Nog Cookies are melt in your mouth delicious! It’s a soft, lightly spiced cookie recipe, topped with creamy egg nog frosting.


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour


  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 tablespoons egg nog or heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add in the egg, yolk, vanilla extract, rum extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Mix for 1 minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Turn mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  4. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) cookie scoop portion the dough out and place on the baking sheet 2- inches apart.
  5. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the tops are set and the edges are lightly golden.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine all the ingredients, and mix for 2 minutes until creamy and smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of frosting onto each cookie.
  2. Sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon and nutmeg if desired


If you don’t like rum extract, just omit it and sub more vanilla extract!

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 213
  • Sugar: 20.6 g
  • Sodium: 80.1 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.9 mg

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