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Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe – A Delicious Holiday Treat!

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Perfect for Christmas, these Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies are so soft and chewy and have a wonderfully delicious buttery, eggnog flavor.

Growing up, one of my favorite things about the holidays was homemade eggnog. We only made it once a year, and we were only allowed 2 or 3 glasses total, but oh my, was it ever so delicious!

Now as an adult, I’ve discovered another tasty way to enjoy that eggnog in another seasonal favorite – cookies!

Whether you’re making Hanukkah cookies or Christmas cookies, the holidays and cookies go hand in hand! Plus, there’s not much that beats the smell of baking cookies on a cold winter’s day. Especially when those cookies are my Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies!

If you like cake mix cookies, like these Lemon Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies, then you are going to love this Christmas-y Eggnog Butter Cookie recipe!

These Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies are so soft and chewy. And they have a wonderfully delicious buttery, eggnog flavor. They will have your kitchen smelling amazing, and your guests asking for more!

HOW TO MAKE EGGNOG BUTTER COOKIES

These semi-homemade Christmas cookies are very easy to make thanks to the use of Golden Butter cake mix. You can have an entire batch ready to go in 30 minutes from start to finish! They’re a perfect cookie recipe for the busy holiday season!

So, are you ready to see how to bake up a batch of my warm, soft Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies? You will find the complete list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR GOOEY EGGNOG BUTTER COOKIES

For this easy eggnog gooey butter cookie recipe, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients including:

  • Golden Butter Cake Mix – I prefer Pillsbury’s
  • cream cheese – in addition to adding flavor, it helps make the cookies soft, moist, and chewy.
  • baking powder – helps the cookies rise.
  • butter – lends flavor and tenderness to the cookies.
  • powdered sugar – adds sweetness.
  • ground nutmeg – creates the eggnog flavor together with the rum extract.
  • rum extract – using a pure rum extract enhances the eggnog flavor in the recipe
  • egg – acts as a stabilizer for the cookies and works with the cake mix.
eggnog gooey butter cookies on plate

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE CHRISTMAS COOKIES

Making these delicious Christmas Cookies is pretty quick and easy.

Step One: Prep

  • Preheat the oven.
  • Line a large baking sheet.

Step Two: Cream

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and butter. Cream until smooth.

Step Three: Add Egg and Nutmeg

  • Add the egg and nutmeg and mix well.

Step Four: Add Rum Extract

  • Stir in the rum extract.

Step Five: Add in Cake Mix and Baking Powder

  • Add the cake mix and baking powder and stir until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
cookies on red and green plate

Step Six: Chill

  • Cover and chill for 30 minutes for easier handling.

Step Seven: Scoop Into Balls

  • Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop the dough into 2-inch balls and then roll them in powdered sugar before placing them on the prepared baking sheet at least 2-inches apart.

Step Eight: Bake

  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Do not allow the cookies to brown. They should be soft and a bit gooey on top when you take them out of the oven.

Step Nine: Cool

  • Allow the cookies to cool on pan then transfer to cooling rack.

Step Ten: Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar

  • Sprinkle additional powdered sugar on the cookies, if desired.
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CAN EGGNOG GOOEY BUTTER COOKIES BE STORED?

Yes, these tasty semi-homemade cookies can easily be stored for up to two weeks in an airtight container.

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Perfect for the holiday season, these Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies will have your kitchen smelling amazing, and your guests asking for more!

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PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD

Yield: 12 cookies

Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies

Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies

Perfect for the holiday season, these Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies will have your kitchen smelling amazing, and your guests asking for more!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz brick of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick, softened at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 Pillsbury Golden Butter cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and butter. Cream until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and nutmeg and mix well.
  4. Stir in the rum extract.
  5. Add the cake mix and baking powder and stir until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Cover and chill for 30 minutes for easier handling.
  7. Once chilled, roll the cookie dough into 2 inch balls and then roll them in powdered sugar. Place on the lined baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Do not allow the cookies to brown. They should be soft and a bit gooey on top when you take them out of the oven.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
  10. Sprinkle additional powdered sugar on the cookies, if desired.
  11. ENJOY!!
  12. *Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

The total time includes 30 minutes in the fridge to make the dough easier to handle.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 cookies

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Perfect for the holiday season, these Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies will have your kitchen smelling amazing, and your guests asking for more! Best of all, they are easy to make!

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