Chocolate Eggnog Cookies

Baked for the 2010 Serious Eats Cookie Swap

"Mrs. Fields meets Stephin Merritt." Liz Clayton, SENY Coffee Chronicles columnist

Chocolate Eggnog Cookies

About This Recipe


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened*
  • ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 300° F. Heat butter and semisweet chips together to soften and melt the chips.

  2. 2

    In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa.

  3. 3

    In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat until smooth.

  4. 4

    Add the flour mixture gradually and beat at low speed until just combined.

  5. 5

    Drop into rounded spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets, for 23-25 minutes, dusting tops with cocoa powder. Cool immediately.

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