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Easy Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies - The ultimate Christmas cookie! -

Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies

  • Author: Megan Keno
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 22 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Get the true holiday eggnog flavor in these soft, chewy and oh so fluffy Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies! These are the ultimate holiday cookie!


Units Scale
  • 1 package (8oz) Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 package (18 oz) Golden Butter Cake (or Yellow Cake) Boxed Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Rum Extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg.
  3. Mix in the rum extract and nutmeg. Lastly, mix in the cake mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and cornstarch.
  6. Roll the chilled batter into 1″ sized balls and then roll them in powdered sugar mixture. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey.
  7. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners’ sugar, if desired.