Eggnog Crackle Cookies

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Near the holidays I start looking for all the cookies.  There are so many different ones out there and so many different versions.  A very popular holiday cookie is the crinkle cookie because it’s made with a boxed cake mix which makes it super easy.  While I do like those cookies I always think that a homemade version is ten times better.

Make your own Eggnog Crackle Cookies at home

That’s where these Eggnog Crackle Cookies come in.   While they have a few more ingredients then cake box crackle cookies, these taste way better and are still really easy to make.  They have cream cheese in them which makes them soft and delicious.  The eggnog flavor comes from an egg, rum, and Adams Best Vanilla.

Everything you need to make Eggnog Crackle Cookies

Before you begin know that these cookies need to be refrigerated for several hours or overnight.  I did not read that instruction and had everything ready to bake when I realized I couldn’t bake them until the next day.   So make the dough the night before and bake them whenever you have time the next day.

Eggnog Crackle Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie

Another tip is about the powdered sugar.  While you roll these in powdered sugar before baking I also chose to dust the tops with powdered sugar once they came out as well.  These cookies are soft, chewy, and totally taste like sugared eggnog!  They are perfect for enjoying around the holidays with a cup of hot cocoa or even a glass of eggnog.

Bite into a tasty Eggnog Crackle Cookie

Make your own Eggnog Crackle Cookies at home

Eggnog Crackle Cookies

Soft and chewy homemade crinkle cookies that have a delicious eggnog flavor.
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 4 teaspoons butter softened
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. powdered sugar


  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Mix in the rum, vanilla, and salt.
  • Add the egg and mix until well combined.
  • Pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in powdered sugar and place on a cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes or until they are puffy and crackly. Do not overbake.
  • Place baking sheet on a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes before removing the cookies from the cookie sheet and placing them on the wire rack to cool completely.
  • Carefully dust tops with additional powdered sugar if desired.


Recipe Adapted from Wicked Good Kitchen


Serving: 1g | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 102mg | Sugar: 11g
Eggnog Crackle Cookies dusted in powdered sugar

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