You know when you’re out somewhere and a stranger (to you) comes up to you and exclaims your name, gives you a hug, and says, “I haven’t seen you since you were this big!” and demonstrates with their hands just how “big” you were the last time they saw you? That’s pretty much how I felt about these cookies. When we first decided to do a 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and Crafts blog series, my mom immediately suggested these cookies that she used to make all the time when I was a kid. I looked at her like she had three heads. I didn’t remember any such cookie. But I do now. Mrs Fields Eggnog Cookies are SO DELICIOUS!! I don’t know how I ever forgot they existed!! I’ll tell you one thing, I’ll never forget them again!! They’re my new Christmas cookie go-to… again. 😉
Legend has it (I call it legend because I DON’T remember this), I used to call these cookies “eggy cookies” and asked my mom for them every year around this time (Christmastime) when I was little. At first, my mom wasn’t sure what “eggy cookies” I was referring to as all cookies have eggs in them, but then it clicked. Eggnog cookies. It made sense when I was little that as soon as I saw the Christmas decorations come out that I started asking because the “eggy cookies” couldn’t be far behind.
We’ve made two batches of Mrs Fields Eggnog Cookies already this season. My mom made the first batch and followed the original recipe exactly. They were so, so, so good!! I made the second batch and changed a few things based on another eggnog cookie recipe I found on Cooking Classy. What I changed, I loved!! Everything you need to know is below!!
Tip: Don’t use the traditional rounded or heaping teaspoon method for these cookies unless you like lumpy cookies. I, for one, don’t like lumpy cookies, so I used a small ice cream scoop and scraped off any excess for perfectly proportioned scoops. 🙂
I happen to think that these cookies will be great for any of your holiday celebrations. Holiday get-togethers with family and friends, cookie swaps, office Christmas parties, potlucks. Bring them to the office, to have ready for the kiddos after school, and to have with cocoa while you’re trimming the tree. For as long as eggnog is around this season, delicious will these cookies be!! Enjoy!! xoxo
- 2½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg, plus more for topping
- ¾ cup granulated sugar, plus more for topping
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ¾ cup butter
- ½ cup eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 egg yolks
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
- In a large bowl (or the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment), cream the butter, granulated and brown sugars until they make a grainy paste.
- Add the eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks. Beat at medium speed until smooth.
- Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined. Do not over mix.
- Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough (scraping off any excess on the edge of the bowl) onto Silpat or parchment lined baking sheets, putting 1-2 inches of space between each cookie.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or just until the bottoms and edges turn light brown.
- Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
- Immediately sprinkle a mixture of nutmeg and granulated sugar over the top. You don't need a lot. A little goes a long way.
More from our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and Crafts blog series:
- Sharpie Paint Pens: Christmas Glasses
- DIY Holiday Hostess Gifts
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
- Glitter Heart Ornaments
- Tuxedo Brownie Bites Recipe
- DIY Christmas Ornaments
- Noodle Bake Recipe
- Christmas Cocktails: Cranberry, Pomegranate & Prosecco
- DIY Gold Glitter Mason Jars