Eggnog Ice Box Cookies with Eggnog Frosting

These Eggnog Ice Box Cookies with Eggnog Glaze are a perfect Christmas treat!  Keep the dough in the fridge for up to 3 days and bake them as you need them (or even freeze a log or two for later)!


Units Scale

Ice Box Cookie

  • 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog (I used 2%)
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg

Eggnog Icing

  • 1/4 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup eggnog


Ice Box Cookie

  1. In a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.
  2. Then add the eggnog, and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and nutmeg.
  4. Add the flour mixture gradually to the butter mixture and mix well.
  5. Shape the dough into 4 balls of dough, then roll the dough out into 8 inch long logs.
  6. Wrap each log in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  7. When it’s time to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Then remove the parchment paper and slice the dough into 1/4 inch pieces.
  9. Place the cookies onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. After the cookies have finished baking, place them on a wire rack and let them cool completely.

Eggnog Icing

  1. In a mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Add the icing sugar and eggnog, and mix until smooth.
  3. Ice each cookie once they have cooled completely.
  4. Optional: Sprinkle with a teeny bit of nutmeg on the cookies for a garnish.

Keywords: Christmas cookies, eggnog cookies, icebox cookies