The dough for these Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies is pliable and easy to roll and cut into shapes. It’s one of the friendlier doughs for cookie cutting, and you will feel proud of how pretty they come out!
What is eggnog anyway?
What’s in these Eggnog Cookies?
How to make the Vanilla Rum Frosting
- melted butter
- confectioner’s sugar
- white rum
The consistency of this frosting is perfect for piping designs and borders on cookies. For these snowflake cookies, I piped the borders, then added 1 additional tablespoon of milk to the frosting to thin it out in order to fill in the insides.
How to make those fancy shapes
There’s something so Zen about turning on some Christmas music, pouring a big mug of hot cocoa and sitting down to decorate cookies.
For more Christmas cookie recipes, try these:
- Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cookies
- Easy Cinnamon Chip Cookies
- Peppermint Mocha Sandwich Cookies
- Vanilla Almond Smash Cookies
- Lemon Ricotta Cookies
Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1/2 tsp. white rum
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, nutmeg and salt. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture until combined. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough out onto a flour surface and cut into desired shapes. Alternatively, drop the dough in rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set and slightly golden around the edges. Allow to cool on the baking sheet.
- To make the frosting, whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Use a piping bag to make designs or simply spread on top of the cooled cookies.