These bite-sized Amish Friendship Bread Eggnog Cookies deliver a festive, holiday punch anytime of the year. They’re easy to whip up, and yield 40 small cookies.
This is a great way to use up excess Amish Friendship Bread starter and leftover eggnog. They make the perfect snack following a hectic holiday week, and our neighbors loved them, too!
I used a cookie scoop to handle the dough, and then flattened them with the back of a spoon, but you can also drop the dough in heaping tablespoons. Place the cookie balls about 2″ apart.
Bake them in batches at 350 °F (177 °C). Take them out after 12 minutes, or as the edges begin to lightly brown. The cookies should stay pale in color.
I frosted, drizzle, and left them plain … it’s totally up to you! I topped some of them with nutmeg as well. Here’s the Eggnog Frosting recipe I used.
Amish Friendship Bread Eggnog Cookies
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg ground, plus extra as needed
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon ground
- ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon rum extract
- ½ cup eggnog
- Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon until well mixed.
- Using an electric stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
- Add egg yolks one at a time until just combined. Add starter, extracts, and egg nog.
- With the mixer set on low speed, add in dry ingredients until just incorporated, gently scraping down the sides as needed.
- Drop heaping tablespoons 2" apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.
- If desired, frost with Eggnog Frosting and sprinkle with nutmeg.
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I like eggnog but probably wouldn’t make these cookies because my family does not like it like I do and I would end up eating all of the cookies myself!
The eggnog cookies look like a good one to try especially at Christmas time when eggnog is readily available. Would probably add some nuts.
My husband’s said he’d give these a try, even though he’s not a big fan of egg nog.
Dawn Onofrio says
I have never tried an eggnog recipe before, but am always looking for new interesting recipes. Sure I would try it!
I’ve never cooked with egg nog before or rum extract! Never seen rum extract in the stores can you substitute another flavor of extract? Our families favorite cookie is a Russian tea cake.
ae minx says
I’d make these for my sister. She loves eggnog!
Anne H says
I’ve never tried eggnog cookies. My favorite for the season is cranberry and white chocolate chip
Diane Winter says
Definitely want to give these a try.
I love eggnog so I would definitely give these a try.
Susan N Svoboda says
These cookies look so good. I have not ever had an eggnog cookie but I would like to try this recipe. I like oatmeal cookies with chocolate or cinnamon chips and snowball cookies. thanks for the recipe
I’ve never tasted eggnog cookies but I like eggnog and would definitely give it a try. I tend towards cookies with ginger or peppermint usually. but these do look good.
Sharon L says
I will be making these cookies without the rum flavor. I like the size of the cookie. Great for the little kids. Some will be made without the frosting. Great for little kids.
Julie A. Peterson says
Printing now, these look amazing!
Emily Campbell says
These look amazing! I’ve never had eggnog cookies before but I would love to give these a go. We rarely have leftover eggnog, but it would be worth making/buying some just to try these. 😉
Brenda Haines says
I need to add these to my goodie list! I will be making all sorts of things this weekend!
Linda dunavan says
I don’t like eggnog or any kind of alcohol so I don’t think i would like these cookies. I do like everything else.
Ellie Z says
Eggnog sounds delicious . I don’t use cinnamon in my eggnog so I would just plenty of fresh nutmeg. Bite size perfect for Christmas party.
I would definitely make these!! I don’t love the flavor of eggnog in a drink, but I think it’d be delicious in cookies!
Ann Thompson says
Eggnog is a seasonal treat for my family, and these cookies are a treat, too! We add a bit more spice, some cardamom and a touch of ginger, sooooo good!
I have not had eggnog cookies before, but I love eggnog! I’d definitely give them a try! I personally love mexican wedding cake cookies or crackle cookies as my holiday favorites 😍
Susan Chriestenson says
sounds wonderful, will have to try this one, my starter will be ready to make tomorrow.
I have never had eggnog cookies before. The recipe looks pretty basic and doesn’t require any ingredients we don’t already have, with the exception of the rum extract, which I would probably omit anyway. I may make up a double dose of the eggnog frosting just to eat by itself!!
Julie Stone says
Love egg nog! Gotta try these!:D
Sandy Chenault says
These look really good!! My kids are coming down next week so we may have to try these!!
Amber Underwood says
I love Everything eggnog!! I love Fruitcake cookies too!
Cindy Peterson says
I do not like eggnog so these would not be very high on my list to try. I like to make th gingersnap cookies that my Grandmother always made for us at Christmas.
Kelly D says
I would like to give this recipe a try. It reminds me of pumpkin cookies we bought recently, but I have not tried the eggnog flavor. I also love gingerbread cookies.
Debi Baker says
I’m honestly not sure if my family would eat these as none of them are huge eggnog fans, I guess I will have to stick to snickerdoodles.
KELLY R. SHOWALTER says
Made eggnog bread for gifts – yes, would try these!
Sheila Fox says
I am really wanting to try this recipe this month! I love Eggnog, but it is so rich – I am thinking the cookies will be sooo good! I might be silly enough to try dipping one side in a chocolate icing…..maybe.