Eggnog Cookies and the night before baby

I think I’m ready. As ready as you can be. I’ve have my pre-baby pedicure, my hair done, my other kids stuff in order…and it looks like someone threw up blush and bashful all over my nursery. Mission accomplished.

I should be sleeping right now before my 4:45 am check-in at the hospital tomorrow but I figured the chances of me actually being able to sleep tonight are pretty slim. Anxiety has taken over. I have to keep telling myself people have babies all the time. Please just tell me everything will be okay.

Take a look at this pink cluster in the corner of baby girl’s room. I became a little obsessed trying to recreate it ever since I saw it spotted on Pottery Barn’s website.

Every timeΒ I look at it, I’m reminded why I never do crafts; a) I’m not good at them. b) Anything craft that should take one hour, takes me five.

I made the fabric pom poms myself and then my husband and I spent hours last night trying to hang it all up so it looked pretty. Three hours of my life I will never have back.

These eggnog cookies are great if you like eggnog. My husband chugs the stuff. Being a little more calorie conscious, I can’t bring myself to drink more than a sip. Which is a little ironic since I ate about 10 of these cookies. These cookies are festive, soft, and taste like eggnog.
Eggnog Cookies
Prep Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Cook Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup salted butter , room temp
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Eggnog Icing:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup eggnog (might need more or less)
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto parchment lined baking sheets, 1-inch apart. Bake for 21-24 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
  5. Transfer to cool, flat surface immediately with spatula. Makes about 36 cookies.
  6. For the Eggnog Icing: In small mixer bowl, beat the powdered sugar and butter until well blended. Gradually beat in eggnog until icing is smooth and the desired consistency. You may need less or more depending on the consistency you like. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg after you ice the cookies. I used a sifter/strainer to gently sprinkle nutmeg on top. A little goes a long way when it comes to nutmeg. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Recipe Notes

Source: Cookie Madness


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  1. Good luck tomorrow! The nursery looks beautiful & the cookies look scrumptious!

  2. Everything will be wonderful for the girls arrival. Love your comment from one of my fave movies…..blush and bashful. Her colors are pink!!
    Congrats to you and the guys!

  3. I love the nursery and hope it stays that tranquil looking for a while. πŸ™‚ Good luck tomorrow!

  4. Good luck with everything! I LOVE your pink corner! I’d love to have some of those cookies, too!

    I’m SO SO SO excited!!!!!!

  6. Good luck beautiful girl!!! Can’t wait to hear all about “her”.

  7. What an adorable little girl’s room! Best of luck tomorrow! Oh and these cookies look like they just scream Christmas.

  8. ooooh, YAY!!! I can never sleep either. No worries, you’ll have plenty of time to sleep in the hospital! Good luck, the nursery looks AMAZING!

  9. Good Luck with the little one’s delivery πŸ™‚ ANd the room looks gorgeous!

    Cannot wait to try those cookies, they look AMAZING

    Talitha xx

  10. Her nursery is beautiful!

    Blessings as you prepare to welcome your new bundle of joy!

  11. The cookies and pink cluster look amazing. Best wishes.

  12. It is perfect. Can’t tell the difference. good job. I cant wait to see her. Good luck. You are the most amazing mom ever. dont worry it will be awesome and allwill go well.

  13. Mmmm I just love eggnog flavour and these cookies are lovely!

  14. Your pink cluster is adorable…you’re great at crafts! Wishing you best of luck today!

  15. Good luck with everything! I still have five months to go, and when I get nervous about delivery, I too say, “People have babies all the time, you’ll be okay.” πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to hear all about her.

  16. Good luck with baby! You’re going to do GREAT. πŸ™‚

  17. Good luck! I know another beautiful foodie will be born soon! And thanks SO much for the egg nog cookie recipe- perfect for my husband’s birthday party dessert table! πŸ˜‰ Emily

  18. I don’t even know you, and I’m so dang excited! I couldn’t help but laugh when you said “blush and bashful” because I love Steel Magnolias! I’m from the South, so we all get exposed to that movie pretty early…

    Cookies look wonderful; now go have a baby!

  19. Gorgeous nursery! Good luck to you and those cookies look scrumptious!

  20. I LOVE the decor in the nursery! When things settle down you will have to post about how you made it! If it took you 5 hours it would take me 10 :/ Hopefully she’s here by now if you checked in so early this morning so I’ll say congrats!

  21. Good Luck! Adn your Nursery looks very girly! Super cute, I love the cluster of balls and pom poms in the corner! So cute! You did great!
    And I LOVE anything Egg Nog! So this cookies are a must try recipe ASAP! I made some yummy eggnog french toast last week that was to die for, my family loved it! Lets just say im glad Eggnog is only available during Christmas time, or I would be 10 pounds heavier! LOL!

  22. Aww, the room looks precious! It’s a perfect little baby girl room πŸ™‚

    I keep seeing so many eggnog cookies, and I want to try them all, including this one. I’ve never been so motivated to use eggnog before in my life!

  23. May you and yours be greatly blessed as you welcome your little girl. The nursery decor is absolutely BEAUTIFUL– how exciting! LIKE your blog a whole lot.

  24. Oh I wish you and your family the best of luck. I cannot wait to hear what you’ve named her!

    Mommy Sauri~

  25. Holy Cow! Your sweet girl will have the same bday as me! I stumbled on your blog because of the peanut butter “cheese ball.” Now I’m hooked and had to bookmark your page!


  26. Blush and bashful!! Love the Steel Magnolia reference!!

  27. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at Congratulations!

  28. Just wanted to let you know I made these for a party we had last night and they were a hit! My family absolutely loved them, they have the most wonderful eggnog flavor and the texture of the cookies is fantastic. Here’s the link to my post if you wanted to check it out, thanks again!

  29. Made these cookies last week. They are delicious. Recipe is a “keeper”.

  30. Making the cookies and wondering how firm the dough should be? Mine seems a little firmer than chocolate chip cookie dough…thanks!

    Belated congratulations!

  31. @alison p,
    Hmm. Something doesn’t sound right. The batter is actually on the wet side. Did they turn out for you?

  32. @alison p,
    Hmm. Something doesn’t sound right. The batter is actually on the wet side. Did they turn out for you?

  33. They actually came out perfectly! Soft, chewy, and delicious! Not sure what went wrong, but they were amazing anyway πŸ™‚

  34. Ahhhh…I just escaped the pumpkin-baked-goods coma and started on Christmas treats…this being the first cookie of the season! It was delicious, and such a welcome change from all the pumpkin, lol! I accidentally only used 1/2 cup of butter instead of 3/4 cup and they still turned out beautifully. Such a wonderful texture and perfect hint of nutmeg and eggnog!
    Happy almost birthday to your dear one! πŸ™‚

  35. I found this recipe on Pinterest and finally got around to making them and I am so glad I did. They are AMAZING!!!!! I’m not an eggnog fan (I only drink a few mouthfulls if that a year ) but these were delish πŸ˜› I might just have to be buying eggnog more often now!

  36. Salted butter for the cookies and… unsalted for the icing?

    • I always use unsalted butter for frosting but you could use salted. There isn’t a ton of frosting on these so I don’t think it will make a big difference. You can also use unsalted butter for the cookies and just add about 1/4 teaspoon salt to the recipe so you don’t have to buy two different butters. Clear as mud?

  37. Thought these cookies sounded delicious, so I tried the recipe for my office cookie exchange. I was so disappointed that the cookies were flat, instead of like the beautiful ones posted here! What did I do wrong?

  38. are the egg yolks suppose to be in the cookies or the icing?

  39. Oh, my goodness! I am in trouble. Of all the flavors in the universe my favorite is EGGNOG! Cannot wait to make these. Thanks for the recipe.