vanilla nutmeg cookies with eggnog glaze

I love eggnog.  I mean, I really LOVE eggnog.  Eggnog coffee creamer … I just pinned eggnog coffee cake on Pinterest … eggnog scented candles … and I could drink the stuff by the gallon!  So when we had a holiday party to go to, I just had to make some sort of eggnog-inspired treat.  And boy did I … using only 6 ingredients!! 

Check out this week’s {taste this  recipe … vanilla nutmeg cookies with eggnog glaze!! 

Though you could definitely use any standard sugar or vanilla cookie recipe, mine are a twist on cake mix cookies!!  And they are drizzled with a delectable eggnog glaze that I could eat by the spoonful … delish!!

Vanilla nutmeg cake mix cookies

Mix together:

  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

This cookie batter is really thick, so you’ll definitely get sticky fingers dropping rounded teaspoons of batter on a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with nonstick spray.  But that’s okay … that just means you get to lick your fingers when you’re done ;)  Bake at 350* F for about 11 minutes until cookies are very lightly golden brown – just make sure the centers are baked through.

Once the cookies are cooled, drizzle with Eggnog Glaze.

Eggnog Glaze

Mix together:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • About 2-3 tablespoons eggnog – I used eggnog flavored coffee creamer :)

Thin glaze with additional eggnog so it can be easily drizzled over your cookies.  I put the glaze in a Wilton squeeze bottle and swirled it on each cookie.  Add a dash of nutmeg sprinkled on top and enjoy!!

Munch.  Lick fingers.  Repeat, repeat, repeat!
Hope you were inspired to {taste this}!!

Grab a cookie and toast this holiday season!

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  1. Just popped over from Today’s Creative Blog to check out your cookies. Love the gaze! Followed along on Google for you – may all your Christmas wishes come true!

  2. These look delish!

  3. eggnog glaze is a fantastic idea!

  4. that looks yummy! :)

  5. These look good and easy to make.

  6. These look divine. I LOVE egg nog

  7. Eggnog is definitely one of my all-time favorite holiday treats. I can’t even buy it because I will drink the whole carton myself! These cookies look amazing, I’m going to try that glaze for sure! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

  8. these look delish I’ve love you to add it to my what we wore and made party over at

  9. ADORE eggnog too…..found you off remodelaholic. I put on my Andes Mint cookies on there….they are sooo yummy!

  10. I love Egg Nog just as much as you! I can’t wait until Thanksgiving as this is the start of my Egg Nog season! Coffee Creamer in Egg Nog is the best. When I saw this recipe, I knew I would have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oooh, yum! And this looks really easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh YUMMMY.. THese look amazing.. : )) I love it!!Would love for you to please share it via my Pin’Inspirational Thursday linky party please…LOVE it :)) thanks so much :)) Wishing you a happy Thursday..~Marilyn

  13. These look very delish, I like eggnog anything this time of the year, I’ll have to try them…

  14. You had me at egg nog glaze, this looks awesome!!


  15. Wow, these look heavenly. I’m definitely veering away from our traditional cookies and giving these a go.

  16. I know some people that would love this!

  17. I like the idea of a glaze on the cookie.

  18. looking good! I will have to try these!

  19. You’ve made me curious what eggnog glaze tastes like!


  20. Oh they do look tasty! Must admit I’ve never tasted egg nog ! I wonder if we can get it here in Australia…

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  21. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this tomorrow!

  22. I found your recipe on Pintesrest, and I’m making these cookies for a cookie exchange at work. I just finished the batch and sampled the first one — amazing! These are so tasty and easy. Thank you very much.

  23. These sound wonderful and not too hard to make. I love that the base has some extra nutmeg in it. That goes perfectly with the eggnog frosting. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  24. oh yum! Would love for you to come over to my tasty Tuesday party and link up! Link back to my blog so I can feature you!!!

  25. Oh my, I love eggnog too! So naturally I went out and bought the ingredients. I just made a batch. Wow! They are sooooo good! Thanks for sharing.

  26. I love this idea, and they look so yummy! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  27. I love love eggnog. Pinned!

  28. These look delicious and I want to try them for the upcoming holiday season.. but I am just wondering.. How long does the eggnog glaze last for/do the cookies need to be refrigerated? Thanks!

    • Hi Jen,

      I didn’t refrigerate the cookies but they didn’t last more than a few days. You can frost the cookies before serving or refrigerate them if there are any left after a day or two :) Happy holidays!