These festive eggnog cookies bake in your waffle maker

FeaturedFood & Drink

Written by:


If you can’t resist a glass of eggnog during the holidays, you’re going to want to check out a new recipe that combines the festive drink with two comfort foods: waffles and cookies.


This recipe for Eggnog Waffle Cookies only calls for a handful of basic ingredients, like flour, sugar and baking powder, plus cinnamon, nutmeg and, of course, eggnog. As the name suggests, you’ll also need a waffle maker, as the dough will be cooked there instead of in the oven like typical cookies.


The recipe comes from The Incredible Egg and professional dancer Derek Hough, who is partnering with the American Egg Board to offer some “eggceptional” holiday recipes.


Take a look at the full recipe below:

Derek Hough’s Eggnog Waffle Cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 cup eggnog
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
1 tbsp. powdered sugar for dusting



Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, eggnog and melted butter. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet to form a sticky dough.


Heat waffle griddle to medium-high heat. Grease waffle griddle with cooking spray. Using a small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, place 1 tablespoon of dough in the center of each section of griddle and close lid. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Gently remove cookies with a spatula and place on a wire cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.


Once cookies are cooled to room temperature, dust with powdered sugar and serve.


If you don’t have a waffle maker, or just want more traditional Christmas cookies, there are so many recipes to choose from, including old-fashioned ones like these frosted sour cream sugar cookies, or quick and easy treats you can take to a party like these Funfetti shortbread cookie bites. For a dessert that’s a true showstopper, try making these snow globe cookies that are almost too gorgeous to eat.


You can also buy a handful of festive pre-made dough this season if you don’t want to make cookies from scratch. Nestlé Toll House has four new cookie dough flavors, including peppermint cocoa, gingerbread, red velvet and Snow Day, which is white chip cookie dough with snowflake sprinkles and sugar crystals.


What’s your favorite holiday cookie recipe?


This article originally appeared on Simplemost and was syndicated by

More from MediaFeed:

9 holiday cookie recipes that are to die for


Every year, as soon as the weather turns crisp and cool, my sons start asking me to bake cookies. There is nothing like the smell of fresh-baked cookies to get everyone excited about the holidays!




If cookie-baking is one of your holiday traditions, too, you probably already have a list of tried-and-true cookie recipes. But if you’re looking for some variation from your usual favorites — maybe a special holiday cookie to give as a gift or something to bring to a cookie exchange —  you’ll love these cream cheese strawberry cookies from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.


Lynne Mitchell / iStock


The trick to making these beautiful chocolate peppermint cookies from Preppy Kitchen is using an ice cream scoop to shape them. Chocolate cookies get a double-dose of peppermint with bits of crushed candy cane in the cookie and a festive white chocolate drizzle spiked with peppermint extract. You’ll want to leave a plate of these for Santa!


Dillon Stein / iStock


If you love eggnog, we have a cookie for you! These sweet little iced eggnog cookies from My Organized Chaos.


bhofack2 / iStock


Invite the kids into the kitchen to help you make festive and fanciful “melting snowmen” cookies from Kitchen Meets Girl. The trick to making these adorable treats is using boxed devil’s food cake mix for the cookie dough base and adding a few drops of mint extract. They’re almost too cute to eat … almost!


Nadisja / iStock


These darling little melt-in-your-mouth meringue cookies from Cooking LSL require just a few ingredients to make a big impression! They take a long time to bake — up to two hours — but they are well worth the wait.


Eugenia Shulim / iStock


There is a lot going on in these cookies from The Kitchen McCabe, but the end result is a blend of flavors that will blow you away. Chocolate shortbread is topped with cherry pie filling and drizzled with white chocolate for a cookie that tastes as good as it looks.


Lilechka75 / iStock


This recipe from That Skinny Chick Can Bake will remind you of Santa’s elves! The butter cookies are all dressed up for the holidays in red and white spirals edged in colorful sprinkles. Their dreamy taste is rivaled only by their show-stopping good looks.


AmalliaEka / iStock


Holiday fruitcake cookies are what you get when you take the very best of two holiday favorites and combine them into one beautiful dessert! In this recipe from A Spicy Perspective, the cookies are glazed and decorated with chopped fruit, nuts and seeds for a bright, festive cookie that looks like a miniature Christmas wreath!


Natalia Pogodina / iStock


The humble gingersnap gets a serious upgrade in these sandwich cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod. In this fabulous take on a classic, white chocolate buttercream is layered between soft, spicy gingersnaps. The delightful flavor combination is the stuff dreams are made of!



Samuel Giraffi / iStock



karamba70 / iStock


Featured Image Credit: The American Egg Board.