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Glazed Eggnog Shortbread Cookies

Glazed shortbread cookies flavored with eggnog and cinnamon adding a subtle flavor of the classic holiday drink.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword christmas cookie for cookie swap, christmas cookie recipe, eggnog dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 43 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 176 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature (I used Gaylea unsalted butter)
  • 1 tablespoon eggnog
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Eggnog Glaze:


  • sprinkles
  • cinnamon sugar
  • sanding sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In mixer bowl, cream butter, eggnog and icing sugar together until smooth and fluffy. About 2 minutes.
  3. Turn mixer on low and slowly add flour mixture. Continue to mix on low until dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/4" - 1/2" thickness depending on your preference. Refrigerate rolled out dough for at least 1 hour.
  5. Once chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2-3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Remove dough from the refrigerator and using a cookie cutter, cut in shapes. Transfer the cut cookie dough to the prepared baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart.

  6. Bake for 10-13 minutes until cookies are slightly golden on bottom edges. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all the dough is used up.

Make the Glaze:

  1. Whisk icing sugar and ground cinnamon into eggnog until it becomes smooth and creamy. Once cookies have cooled, place on parchment paper and use a spoon to drizzle or spread glaze over each one. Top with sprinkles, cinnamon sugar or sanding sugar as desired. Allow the glaze to harden (approximately an hour) before serving.

Recipe Notes

You can freeze unrolled dough or unfrosted cookies up to 3 months. Store in freezer container wrapping or container. When ready to use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.br]
Adapted from [Allrecipes

Nutrition Facts
Glazed Eggnog Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie (without any toppings))
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.