Eggnog Chai Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting



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These cookes from A Kitchen Addiction are soft, pillowy, filled with chai spices and topped with a sweet eggnog buttercream The warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg brings out the eggnog flavor in the cookies, making the traditional holiday drink the main flavor.


For the Cookies:

  • 2 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup eggnog

For the Frosting:

  • 1 Cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon eggnog
  • 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg


Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 325. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat.

Step 2

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and black pepper. Set aside.

Step 3

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Add in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Carefully beat in eggnog.

Step 4

  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until just combined.

Step 5

  • Drop by heaping teaspoon full onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bottoms just start to turn golden brown.

Step 6

  • Immediately transfer cookies to a paper towel covered flat surface. Allow to cool.

Step 7

  • Prepare frosting while cookies are cooling. Beat together confectioner’s sugar, butter, 1 tbsp eggnog and nutmeg until smooth. Add remaining teaspoon of eggnog to thin out the frosting.

Step 8

  • Frost cooled cookies and serve.