Skip to main content

Eggnog is usually an ingredient reserved for the holidays. The moment the flavor hits your lips, it immediately brings you into the festive mood. That’s the magic behind eggnog. It is a branded-taste. So naturally, we want to find new, creative, yet flavorful ways to feature this ingredient into the foods and desserts we love.

best egg nog cake mix cookies

Most eggnog cookie recipes lack in flavor. In fact, many of the sentiments in comment sections on the web for eggnog cookies echo this. We’ve listened to those uttering this concern and have created an eggnog cookie recipe that doubles down on ensuring every bite is packed with the rich, decadent flavor of eggnog.

egg nog cake mix cookies recipe

The eggnog cookie frosting in this recipe has the perfect balance of the sweet and savory elements of that holiday flavor and augments the cookie perfectly. This was one of our worries adding a frosting to an already sweet-enough cookie: ‘Is this eggnog frosting going to make the cookie too rich? To eggnog-y?’ Well…we think we nailed this recipe. The cookies are incredibly soft and melt in your mouth. The creamy eggnog frosting pairs well with the eggnog cookie. It’s wonderfully tasty and tastes of Christmas. This recipe also made our list on our guide to Christmas recipes

For the Eggnog Cookies:

1 box French vanilla or white cake mix

1 egg yolk

5 Tbsp melted butter

2-3 Tbsp eggnog

1/2-1 tsp ground nutmeg

For the Eggnog Frosting:

1/4 cup butter, softened (but not melted)

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp eggnog

1 tsp corn syrup

1 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Mix cake mix, egg yolk, butter, eggnog and nutmeg until just incorporated.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended for You

3. Pour entire batter out on a parchment lined cookie sheet and smooth with greased hands to 1/4" thick.

4. Sprinkle additional nutmeg on top for color.

5. Bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes.

6. Allow to cool but not completely before using a shot glass (or other small cookie cutter) to cut out round cookies.

egg nog cake mix cookie recipe

Allow the cookies to cool completely and then begin frosting. In a bowl beat the butter, vanilla, eggnog, corn syrup and powdered sugar until thick and creamy. If the frosting is too thin, add powdered sugar. If the frosting is too thick, add more eggnog. Scoop frosting into a gallon sized freezer Ziploc bag, snip off the corner and frost the cookies, matching tops with bottoms as you go.

Enjoy this rich and decadent treat! It's a party favorite!

egg nog cake mix cookies recipe

What Pairs Well With Eggnog Cookies?

For the record, these eggnog cake mix cookies can stand alone as an amazing dessert morsel. But on occasion we want to cleanse the palate with a drink and don’t want that drink flavor to compete or even worse, ruin, what we just snacked on. Below are some of the best drinks to pair with eggnog cake mix cookies:

  • Coffee (chilled is even better)
  • Milk
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Vanilla Egg Cream
  • Drunken Apple Cider
eggnog latte with eggnog cookies

What Else Can You Do With Eggnog?

So you like eggnog? Or you have leftover eggnog and you don’t want to drink it but you don’t want it to go bad. And you don’t want to waste it either. So what are you to do? In some of the dishes below, simply adding a tablespoon or two to any standard recipe will do the trick. Below are some of our favorites ideas for spicing it up with eggnog…

  • Eggnog French toast
  • Eggnog Cupcakes
  • Eggnog Cheesecake
  • Eggnog Sugar Cookies
  • Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
  • Eggnog Coffee Cake
  • Eggnog Sour Cream Pound Cake

Do you have a problem with baking cookies? Well, lots of people do. Can we talk frankly about it for a minute? What’s going to happen if your cookie problem continues? What if you can’t help it and it continues to be a thorn in your side?

Now, that’s pretty bleak. But, I want to ask you something else. What would happen if we got this handled? What would your life be like if you could make the most delicious cookies with half the ingredients half the time and half the effort? What would your life be like if you didn’t hesitate or feel anxious every time that recipe rested on the counter-top staring back at you? What would your life be like if you stopped worrying if your neighbors liked your cookies and instead knew they loved them?

So, all you need to do is check out our monster recipe list of the best cake mix cookie recipes you can find on the web. We got you covered. 

cake mix cookies


cake mix cookies

The Mama’s Guide To Cake Mix Cookies Recipes

Cake mix cookies allow anyone to make delicious cookies in half the time with half the ingredients and half the effort. Impossible? No. Amazing? We thought so, too.

Image placeholder title

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Create the ultimate carrot cake cookies from cake mix with 4 ingredients and in 4 simple steps! Plus: We discovered and tested 9 egg and oil substitutes.

Image placeholder title

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies — Just 3 Ingredients

It’s time to celebrate! School is almost out! This calls for Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies!

Image placeholder title

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Made with Cake Mix

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Made with Cake Mix

Image placeholder title

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Through the fall I love pumpkin and as soon as Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for peppermint.

Image placeholder title

Cake Mix Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies Recipe

Cake Mix Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies Recipe