Butter Cookies w/ Eggnogg Cream Cheese Icing for Santa & Gift Guide

These butter cookies are Santa-approved because anyone who works hard all night long schlepping gifts around the world could use a hit of brandy, cognac or rum. Included the cookie list should be all Santa’s helpers. How many of you have ever stayed up all night long wrapping gifts and toiled in presents-planning before Christmas morning? We been-there-done-that and by 2 am a platter of cookies laced with rum is a welcomed treat.

We created these butter cookies with eggnog cream cheese frosting (spiked with your choice of alcohol!) for Cooking Channel. Our editor’s request was for something crazy fun or funky in a cookie recipe. To please the fun part, our go-to idea is always booze. For the holidays, everything feels merrier when spiked with your favorite alcohol, so here it is, the Eggnogg icing for added holiday cheer!

Leave a batch of these for Santa or for anyone on your elf-list. If they’re super stressed, try adding a touch more booze for joy. And for the kiddies, the butter cookies are great by themselves so there’s something for everyone here!

Please head on over to Cooking Channel for this cookie recipe.

Gift giving has been very simple for us over the last few years. For family and friends, we send out homemade fudge, full of dark rum, pecans and cranberries. Everyone adores a box of fudge and it’s really one of the easiest ways to I Love You & Happy Holidays. But sometimes there’s some items that we come across that are so special, we’re wanting to share it along with the fudge.

Shopping is always fun and gathering a list of favorite items for future reference, either for holidays or birthdays, is stress-relieving. Even beyond that, we’re collecting these lists for our own “wish list” when we feel that we’ve been good. Sometimes it’s just nice to treat yourself to something simple. We all deserve that from time to time.

The lovely folks at Luvocracy asked us to compile a list of  gifts for “him & her” to share with their community. We’re sharing it with you today, our small but fun collection of items for the special gal or guy in your life. Or if you feel special, then this list is for you too.

Also, from our own photo store, we’ve added more items for photo cards and photo prints! You can visit all our photo collections in our store. As far as the props and unique finds, we’re still always adding pieces here and there, so always check back for these unique collectibles!


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Cookin' Canuck

    Oh yeah, all of Santa’s helpers deserve a shot of eggnog and rum. Happy holidays to both of you!

  2. Megan

    Egg nog anything has my interest! That’s my favorite flavor of the season. And those gift ideas are fantastic! I’ve been struggling with what to get my husband for our first married Christmas!

  3. Andi

    OMG yuuuummy! Seriously, these look beyond delicious!!!

  4. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Umm Santa would like these along with a small Cognac maybe? Great cookie choice!

  5. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    In our house, we completely agree that Santa deserves a little kick after schlepping around the globe and drinking lakes worth of milk (blegh!) – I’m sure Santa would love these cookies 😉

  6. LiztheChef

    Gorgeous – but unable to get a photo up to pin it. Will try again. Happy Holidays. X0 Liz

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Hi Liz- hmmm, not sure why you’re not able to pin it. We checked and were able to pin it without a problem. Maybe clear your cache or re-fresh the page?

  7. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    My brother will love these, he loved Eggnog! Love the gift guide and I LOVE the cards that ya’ll sale! We’re finally all moved into our new house and as soon as I find the cards you gave us at Food Blog Form last year (they’re somewhere in my boxes lol) I’m framing them and hanging them on my kitchen wall!

  8. Colette @ Just for Foodies!

    Alright, I’m gonna need MORE BUTTAH!

  9. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    Boozy, sugary deliciousness. Everything I want in a cookie!

  10. Emily

    Totally have to make these for my dad!

  11. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These look fabulous!

  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Santa’s Helper (me!!) needs these cookies. Any time I can combine butter, cookies, dessert, booze all in one – that’s a great treat 🙂

  13. jaime @ sweet road

    These fit the perfect “Santa” cookie description. I don’t like to go overboard with the Christmas flavors, so a simple butter cookie with a special frosting sounds awesome!

  14. the 3volution of j3nn

    I have been thinking about eggnog flavored everything lately and this cream cheese icing is just perfect! That sounds amazing. I want to eat it with a spoon. 🙂

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