Frosted Eggnog Cookie Bars

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There is nothing more holiday than eggnog. Frosted Eggnog Cookie Bars have a hint of eggnog making them perfect for the holiday season.

Frosted eggnog cookie bar on a plate.

I have never really been a fan of eggnog but know a lot of people really enjoy it during the holidays. So I decided to try some recipes that use eggnog.

So I took a recipe for sugar cookie bars and doctored them up. Sometimes you have to look at recipes you already have for inspiration. A little tweak here or there and you can have a whole new recipe.

Adams vanilla being poured into a measuring spoon.

This is a very dense dough. It comes together easily and presses into the pan without any trouble. It is not sticky at all. There is enough dough to easily fill the bottom of the pan.

Eggnog bars ready for the oven.

Press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. Use your fingertips, not your palm or knuckles. You may make the dough uneven. Don’t worry about the finger indentations, the frosting will cover them.

Eggnog bars warm from the oven in a baking pan.

Bake until the edges are brown and the dough begins to get color. It should just begin to turn a golden color. Remove from the oven and cool completely. If you put the frosting on a warm crust it will melt.

A jar of sprinkles over a pan of frosted eggnog cookie bars.

Once the bars are frosted, decorate right away with sprinkles. I used snowstorm from Sweets & Treats. They have such a pretty wintery feel. The blue looks so lovely against the cream color of the frosting. It’s almost a Tiffany blue.

See…the frosting covers up the finger marks. The eggnog flavor is very subtle so even those who aren’t fans will enjoy these cookie bars. I made these and took a tray into the dean’s office at our school. The assistant called to tell me everyone loved them and they wanted the recipe if I would share.

Frosted eggnog cookie bars Twitter image.

Bar cookies are so much easier to make than drop cookies. Less time and less clean-up. Lunch lady peanut butter bars and easy chocolate chip cookie bars are favorites in my house.

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Frosted Eggnog Cookie Bars

There is nothing more holiday than eggnog. Frosted eggnog cookie bars have a hint of eggnog making them perfect for the holiday season.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bar cookies, Cookies, eggnog, frosting, sprinkles
Servings: 24 bars

Ingredients

For the Bars:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup eggnog I used non-alcoholic
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract I used Adams Extracts
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract I used Adams Extracts
  • 1/4 cup eggnog I used non-alcoholic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Snow Storm sprinkles from Sweets & Treats

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg, eggnog, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Slowly add it to the butter mixture until everything is mixed in.
  • Press it into the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool completely.
  • Beat the butter until creamy. Add the vanilla extract, eggnog, and salt and beat again.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar until everything is creamy. Spread evenly over the cooled bars. Top with sprinkles. Gently press sprinkles into the frosting.

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13 Comments

  1. I am the only one here who likes eggnog. I will have to bake and take these to work. These are too irresistible to pass up! And those sprinkles are super cute.

  2. These eggnog bars are calling my name. They sound so delicious and eggnog is my favorite this time of year!

  3. I love a good cookie bar recipe and this one is festive and sounds yummy. I’m not a fan of eggnog to drink but in recipes, Yes

  4. I’m lazy and hate portioning out cookies, so these would be perfect for me.

    Thanks for hosting this fun event – I’ve bookmarked and pinned more recipes than I can ever hope to get to, but I love it!

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