Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

The perfect Christmas cookie! A MUST for eggnog lovers! A soft, buttery, eggnog cookie with a luscious dollop of creamy, pudding-like eggnog filling. Please note: cook time does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat the 2/3 cup butter in a mixing bowl on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add sugar and nutmeg; beat until combined.
  4. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, and eggnog.
  5. Beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
  6. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  7. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  8. Roll balls in egg whites, then in chopped walnuts.
  9. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  10. Press centers with your thumb.
  11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  12. For filling, beat the 1/4 cup butter until softened.
  13. Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in enough eggnog to make filling of spreading consistency.
  14. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon filling into center of each cookie.
  15. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Most Helpful

Really nice tasting cookie but the batter was quite runny even after several hours of chilling so I was unable to get them to stay in ball form. When baked, they flattened right out so I didn't bother to try to fill them.

Debbb February 11, 2012

I'll be honest I had my doubts about these after tasting one warm out of the oven but changed my mind after they were cooled and topped with the yummy filling! I used pecans because I always have them on hand. I will definitely make these again. Thank you! :)

*Huntergirl* November 05, 2009

Delicious cookie! I especially loved the rich and creamy filling. I didn't use the walnuts as my kids don't care for them. These cookies were a great addition to our tray of holiday sweets!

loof January 04, 2008