15 Delicious Eggnog Recipes For the Holidays

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Let’s talk Eggnog! Are you a lover or a hater of the classic holiday drink? If you are an eggnog lover, are you looking for delicious eggnog recipes for the holidays?

What many people don’t realize is that eggnog recipes for the holidays are so much more than just the drink. Did you know that eggnog recipes can mean cookies and breakfast and desserts and more? That’s right, my friends. We are going to make some seriously delicious eggnog goodies and we are really going to enjoy them this holiday season!

15 Delicious Eggnog Recipes For the Holidays

What is eggnog, anyway?

For those who are unaware, eggnog is a drink that is made with beaten eggs, cream, sugar, and oftentimes, other added flavors. Alcohol is often added to eggnog, so make sure you check it before you hand it to the kiddos!

Is eggnog a popular holiday drink?

Christmastime is the most popular time for eggnog. It has been around since the 13th century and is popular around the world. It many of the historical facts that you read about eggnog, it is apparent that most people drink eggnog just once a year.

Is eggnog safe to drink?

A traditional eggnog drink is made with raw eggs, so there is, of course, often a concern of salmonella. You won’t find this concern in many of the baked recipes we have listed here, but if you are making a traditional eggnog drink, you can avoid the risk of salmonella a couple of ways:

  • Prepare your drink with pasteurized eggs
  • Use a cooked egg base for your drink. You can do this by heating eggs and milk together on the stove (stir the mixture constantly to keep the mixture the right consistency for your drink).

Many people used to think that simply adding alcohol to your eggnog drink would kill any bacteria in the raw eggs, keeping the drink safe, but this has been proven untrue.

What are some favorite eggnog recipes for the holidays?

The following are some of the most delicious eggnog recipes that I have ever tried and if you love eggnog, chances are, you are going to love these too.

My family is a mix of eggnog lovers and haters, and even the eggnog haters loved some of these recipes.

Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

You can’t have a list of eggnog recipes for the holidays without including a basic eggnog drink recipe. This one is delicious and since it’s non-alcoholic it can be enjoyed by everyone in the family.

Eggnog Cookies

Do you like snickerdoodles? This eggnog cookie is a snickerdoodle with a delicious eggnog glaze. Snickerdoodles are a family favorite around here and these ones were a hit!

Powdered Eggnog Creamer

If you want to add a little holiday flavor to your morning coffee, this homemade powdered eggnog creamer is just the thing! Move over pumpkin spice! It’s eggnog time!

Homemade Eggnog Frosting

Eggnog lovers are going to absolutely love this Homemade Eggnog Frosting! It has just the right amount of eggnog flavor (not too light, not too strong) and it tastes delicious on your favorite holiday goodies! We love it on cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and more.

Eggnog French Toast

Is a holiday brunch on the menu this year? This Eggnog French Toast is dipped is a delicious mixture of eggs, rum, nutmeg, vanilla, and yes, eggnog. Slather it in syrup and no one will be able to say no.

Eggnog Hot Chocolate Fudge Recipe with Marshmallows

If you are looking for an eggnog food gift recipe for an eggnog lover in your life, this Eggnog Hot Chocolate Fudge with Marshmallows.

Eggnog Cheesecake

Are you looking for a delicious no bake recipe for the holidays? This No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake is just right for a no bake eggnog recipe to enjoy this holiday season.

Eggnog Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cupcakes are such a great holiday party treat! Easy to serve and easy to eat. These eggnog cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting will be a hit for any holiday get together!

Eggnog Cookies

These Eggnog Cookies are great for a holiday party, great for a food gift item, and great to keep right on the counter ready for you to enjoy them.

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

A classic cookie with a festive, holiday spin! These will be a hit at the holiday party dessert table!

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

Bring on the cupcakes! These Gingerbread cupcakes with eggnog buttercream frosting bring two classic holiday flavors together and it they do it quite well! If you want to bring the flavor of the holidays with you to any holiday gathering or drop them on the porches of your friends and loved ones for a tasty food treat!

Keto Friendly Eggnog

Keto is such a popular way of eating these days, I wanted to make sure to include a delicious keto recipe If you are following a keto diet, but still want to enjoy a cup of eggnog, this recipe is for you! 

Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies

If you love soft, buttery cookies, you are going to absolutely love these Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies. They will be a hit at any holiday cookie table.

Eggnog Cookies

Want to make some beautiful cookies? These Eggnog Cookies are delicious and they are seriously pretty! I am a big believer that you can never have too many cookies, especially during the holidays!

Easy Glazed Eggnog Drop Cookies

Trust me, you will want to gift these tasty glazed eggnog drop cookies to friends or else you might just find yourself enjoying them all to yourself. They are absolutely delicious.

Easy Eggnog Cake

No holiday dessert table would be complete without a delicious cake. This Easy Eggnog Cake is just the cake you need for a perfect holiday treat.

All of these recipes are just right for anyone looking for eggnog recipes for the holidays. Like I said before, these even passed the yummy test for the non eggnog lovers in my life.

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