These Air Fryer Eggnog Cookies are the perfect holiday treat! They’re soft, chewy, and loaded with festive flavor. Plus, they’re made with simple ingredients and cooked up in your air fryer in minutes. These cookies make a great snack or dessert and are sure to please everyone at the table.
No air fryer? No problem! These cookies can also be baked in the oven.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- These cookies are so easy to make that even beginner bakers will have success!
- You only need a few basic ingredients, and you can whip up a batch of these Christmas cookies in no time.
- Bake a few cookies or enjoy the whole batch.
- The cookie dough can be frozen, removing a few cookies at a time when you want fresh eggnog cookies.
- They’re soft, chewy, and full of delicious holiday spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
You only need a few pieces of kitchen tools to help you make this simple eggnog cookie recipe. These cookies are perfect for dessert this time of year.
- large bowl
- medium bowl
- air fryer
- electric mixer – hand mixer or stand mixer
- wire rack
You only need a few simple ingredients to make these eggnog cookies. You most likely already have all of these ingredients on hand in your kitchens which can save you a trip to the grocery store!
- Baking powder
- Cinnamon, ground
- All purpose flour
- White sugar
- Salted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Egg yolks
EGGNOG GLAZE (OPTIONAL)
- Confectioners sugar
HOW TO MAKE THESE AIR FRYER EGGNOG COOKIES
Making these homemade eggnog cookies is so simple. Just follow the directions below and you will have perfectly cooked eggnog cookies in no time!
STEP 1: STIR TOGETHER THE DRY INGREDIENTS
In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the baking powder, cinnamon, and flour.
STEP 2: BEAT TOGETHER THE WET INGREDIENTS
Using a stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the egg yolks, eggnog, and vanilla. Mix well.
STEP 3: ADD THE DRY INGREDIENTS TO THE WET
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix until completely incorporated.
STEP 4: SHAPE THE COOKIE DOUGH
Using a small 1-inch cookie scoop, form the cookie dough into a ball and place it on a sheet of parchment that fits in the air fryer basket.
STEP 5: AIR FRY THE COOKIES
Cook at 325°F for 6-8 minutes or until edges start to crisp and turn golden.
STEP 6: COOL THE COOKIES BEFORE ENJOYING
Remove and place cookies on a baking rack to cool. Add glaze if desired.
HOW TO BAKE EGGNOG COOKIES IN THE OVEN
I love using the air fryer when I want to bake a small batch of cookies enjoying a few at a time, but you can also bake these cookies in the oven!
To bake in the oven place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. For chewy cookies bake for 10 minutes. For crispy cookies bake for 12 minutes.
These eggnog cookies are delicious right out of the oven! However, if you would like to add a glaze for an extra boost of eggnog flavor sift 1 cup of confectioners sugar with 2-4 tablespoons of eggnog. Drizzle over bake cookies.
WAYS TO SERVE
Here are a few tips to help you make sure that these cookies turn out perfectly every time that you make them.
- If you want to get extra festive, add some sprinkles or chocolate chips to the cookie dough before air frying.
- You can also add an eggnog glaze, sprinkle some cinnamon or powdered sugar on top of the cookies when they’re finished. It adds a sweet touch and makes them look even more delicious!
HOW TO STORE
Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.
You can also freeze them if you’d like. Place the cooled cookies in a freezer bag and they will keep for up to three months. Just make sure that you let them thaw out before serving.
Do you have questions about this easy eggnog cookies recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this easy recipe.
Yes, you can line your air fryer basket with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking.
Yes, it’s important that you soften the butter for these eggnog cookies.
Yes, you must use eggnog in this recipe as it adds a subtle eggnog flavor that pairs perfectly with all of the holiday spices.
No, it is not necessary to refrigerate the dough before cooking in an air fryer.
OTHER DELICIOUS CHEWY COOKIES THAT YOU MAY ENJOY
- Cranberry white chocolate cookies with macadamia nuts
- Carrot Cake Cookies
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, salted
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 egg yolks
EGGNOG GLAZE (OPTIONAL)
- 1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
- 2-4 Tablespoons eggnog
- In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
- Add the eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks to the butter mixture. Mix well.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Using a small 1-inch cookie scoop form the dough into a ball and 2-4 to the air fryer insert lined with parchment paper.
- Cook at 325°F for 6-8 minutes. 6 minutes for chewy cookies and 8 or longer for crispy cookies.
- Remove from the air fryer and cool on a baking rack. Glaze if desired.
OVEN BAKED DIRECTIONS
- Place cookie dough on a parchment line cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes (10 minutes for chewy and 12 minutes for crispy cookies).
- Remove from oven and place on a baking rack to cool. Glaze if desired.
- Sift the confectioners sugar in a small mixing bowl.
- Add eggnog one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
- Add glaze to cooled cookies and let sit until the glaze sets.
If using unsalted butter add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the flour mixture.
These cookies will spreed, so place dough 1 1/2 - 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet before baking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 42 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
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