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Eggnog Chai Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

Eggnog Chai Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting Recipe l

I gave in and bought my first container of eggnog last week. I was trying to hold out until Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t wait.

I’m not really a fan of drinking it plain, but I love adding it to my coffee and chai.

And, of course, I love to bake with it! Since I haven’t made cookies in awhile, I really wanted to make eggnog cookies.

Eggnog Chai Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting Recipe l

Soft, pillowy eggnong cookies filled with chai spices and topped with a sweet eggnog buttercream to be exact.

The warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg brings out the eggnog flavor in the cookies, making the traditional holiday drink the main flavor.

The chai spices give these cookies the light flavor of one of my favorite holiday drinks. . .eggnog chai.

Eggnog Chai Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting Recipe l

I found that I liked these cookies even more the next day because the flavors had a chance to blend (and because I was able to enjoy them with an eggnog chai!). It is perfect for this busy time of year.

You can make these eggnog chai cookies the day before your party or gathering, and they will still be soft and fresh.

One less thing you have to worry about that day!

Eggnog Chai Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting Recipe l

Eggnog Chai Cookies

Yield: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


For the Cookies

  • 2 1/4 Cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup eggnog

For the Frosting

  • 1 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon eggnog
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and black pepper. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Add in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Carefully beat in eggnog.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until just combined.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoon full onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bottoms just start to turn golden brown.
  6. Immediately transfer cookies to a paper towel covered flat surface. Allow to cool.
  7. Prepare frosting while cookies are cooling. Beat together confectioner's sugar, butter, 1 tbsp eggnog and nutmeg until smooth. Add remaining teaspoon of eggnog to thin out the frosting.
  8. Frost cooled cookies and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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This recipe is adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Sweet Tooth

Friday 4th of December 2015

I will be baking these tomorrow!

Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen

Thursday 11th of December 2014

Jessica these are totally amazing!


Thursday 11th of December 2014

These look delicious and so moist!

Melanie | Melanie Makes

Thursday 11th of December 2014

Just love this combination of eggnog and chai - so clever!

lisa g.

Saturday 21st of December 2013

Holy Cookie! I'm baking these yummo's

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