Eggnog Bites

"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."
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Ready In:
30-40 cookies




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

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  1. Debbb
    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.
  2. *Huntergirl*
    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! :)
  3. loof751
    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!
  4. faeriehill
    What a great cookie. I made them for Christmas and they didnt last that long!
  5. greyghost
    OOOO these are so good - this will be a tradition from now on - thanks so much!!!


  1. Cinnamon1025
    Such a perfect cookie for holiday time! I used pecans instead of walnuts, and found I needed to make a little more filling then the recipe called for. I am a very generous filler though!


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