Eggnog isn't just for drinking as this Christmas cookie recipe proves. There's no actual eggnog in it, but it's got the milk, nutmeg, and rum (if you like) among its ingredients.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Adam Albright

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs 20 mins (includes cooling)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.

  • For crust: In a large bowl combine butter, 2 tablespoons rum (if desired), and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Stir in cracker crumbs and 1 cup coconut to combine. Transfer to prepared pan. Press firmly and evenly into bottom of pan. Freeze 20 minutes.

  • Bake crust 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on a wire rack.

  • For topping: In a medium bowl whisk together sweetened condensed milk, 3 tablespoons rum (if desired), vanilla, remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon, the nutmeg, and cloves. Sprinkle walnuts, chocolates, and baking chips over crust. Top with remaining 1 cup coconut. Drizzle evenly with sweetened condensed milk mixture.

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is set and is lightly browned, rotating pan once halfway through baking. Let cool on a wire rack. Lift bars out with foil. Remove foil. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Makes 24 bars.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 11g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 20mg; sodium 103mg; potassium 129mg; carbohydrates 31g; fiber 2g; sugar 23g; protein 4g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 194IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 9mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 66mg; iron 1mg.


Rating: 4.0 stars
I made them for a cookie exchange. They are really rich and taste super sweet. If I make them again I would try it without the cloves. I tasted the batter mixture up to adding the cloves and they had the eggnog feel, I am just am not a huge fan of cloves in this recipe. I did 2 batches and omitted 2 tbsp of butter in the crust in the 2nd batch (used only one stick) and the result was the same. They are a good rich treat.