If you love eggnog, these Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies make a delicious treat. We are huge eggnog fanatics and all of those holiday flavors come out in these Christmas cookies. From start to finish, you can eat these cookies in only 25 minutes!

This holiday season, Mr. Fearless Dining and I have been on a cookie binge. With all of the gluten free cookie recipes on my site, I can’t believe I haven’t incorporated eggnog into a cookie recipe! 

All you need is one bite of these cookies, and you will be hooked! I am an eggnog addict because I have so many fabulous Gluten Free Eggnog Dessert recipes!

These gluten free eggnog cookies make a delicious gift for friends, teachers, or anyone! They are also a fun cookie treat to make for those cookie exchange parties!

Why These Cookies Are Great:

  1. These melt-in-your-mouth gluten-free eggnog cookies are full of eggnog flavors.
  2. They are easy to make and even more fun when your kids help.
  3. You can also make these cookies dairy-free, making them perfect for those with food allergies.

Made today for a cookie exchange and I’m so glad I did. They’re fluffy and light and delish!”

Emme L., Pinterest comment
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King Arthur, Measure for Measure Flour 3 lbs

This is one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for cookies, cakes, pie crust, biscuits, and muffins! (Do not use this flour blend for yeast recipes.)

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Ingredient Notes:

Photos of the eggnog crinkle cookie ingredients.
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend. I used King Arthur’s gluten free blend, but this recipe also works very well with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend and Authentic Foods Multiblend.
  • Eggnog – feel free to use regular dairy, non-dairy eggnog, or homemade eggnog!
  • Almond Flour – I have been baking with almond flour for years, and I highly recommend using almond flour instead of almond meal. Almond meal is coarsely ground, and it makes your cookies grainy.
  • Cane Sugar
  • Baking Powder and Salt – Use aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Ground Cinnamon and Vanilla Extract
  • Butter – You can use regular unsalted butter, or to make these cookies dairy-free, use vegan butter.
  • Powdered Sugar – this is where the magic happens with these crinkle cookies. Do not use regular sugar.

Are you ready to see how easy these eggnog crinkle cookies are to make?

Step-By-Step Directions:

The eggnog cookies dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.

Step 1: Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to blend thoroughly.

Eggnog cookies wet ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2: Add your wet ingredients to a smaller mixing bowl. Whisk to blend until it is frothy.

Wet ingredients in the dry ingredients ready to mix.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix into cookie dough.

Eggnog cookie dough in a bowl.

Your eggnog cookie dough will be somewhat stiff, like in this photo. You want it to be a bit stiff so that you can roll it into balls with your hands.

Step 4: Use a cookie scoop to make eggnog cookie dough balls. Drop the balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Roll the balls with your hands to make them into round balls.

Rolling the eggnog cookie dough balls in powdered sugar.

Step 5: Roll each cookie ball in powdered sugar. This is what will make the crinkle finish to these cookies.

*Note: if you are reducing the sugar, omit the powdered sugar step.

Using a mug to smoosh the cookie dough balls flatter.

Step 6: Use a mug to smooth the cookie dough balls flatter.

Smooshed cookie dough balls on a baking sheet.

Step 7: A tray of smooshed gluten-free eggnog cookie dough balls is ready to bake. You will want to bake these cookies at 350º F for 8 minutes to bake.

A stack of four eggnog cookies.

Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:

Can you make these without the powdered sugar?

You can make these gluten free eggnog cookies without the powdered sugar. Your cookies will be like regular cookies and will not have the crinkle finish.

Can you make these cookies dairy-free?

You can use regular eggnog or dairy-free eggnog in this recipe. If you make these cookies dairy-free, use either almond milk eggnog or coconut milk eggnog. Substitute the butter for dairy-free butter or coconut oil.

How long will these cookies keep fresh?

These cookies will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an air-tight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Can you freeze these cookies?

These cookies freeze well. Place cooled cookies in a zip-style freezer bag.

A maroon gift box filled with eggnog cookies.

These homemade eggnog cookies make great holiday gifts, too!

More Eggnog Recipes:

A stack of four eggnog cookies.

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
Melt in your mouth delicious gluten free eggnog cookies. These cookies are crinkle cookies.
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 109 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ¾ cup almond flour * see note
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter * see note
  • ¼ cup eggnog * see note
  • cup powdered sugar for rolling the cookie dough balls in


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend. (Do not add the powdered sugar)
  • In a medium bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Roll each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar and put back on the baking sheet.
  • Use a glass to press down each cookie. (see picture for example)
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Enjoy!


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend in this recipe. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. I highly recommend using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is a thicker grind and will make your cookies grainy.
  4. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter and use dairy-free eggnog.
  5. These cookies will keep fresh up to 4 days in an airtight container or for up to 4 months in the freezer.
  6. If you want these to be nut-free, omit the almond flour and add an additional ½ cup gluten free flour blend. It will depend on the gluten free flour blend you use. Starchy blends may need more moisture, so please look at the step-by-step photos in the post to make sure your dough is moist enough.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 143IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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  1. How do you know when they are baked through? Trying this recipe and after baking 9 mins, mine seem really sticky on the bottoms.

  2. 1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend
    ¾ cup almond flour
    can i use 2 & 1/4 c. almond flour and not the 2 different kinds of flour/

  3. Hello there, looking for some clarification. How much cinnamon is added? It is not listed in the recipe. Thank you!

  4. I need a clarification on this recipe. Is the butter melted? You say to whisk the wet ingredients and then pour wet into the dry, however the recipe doesn’t say anything about melting the butter. Did I miss something? Thanks in advance for your help.

  5. You have so many great flavors going on here with the flours and eggnog and they ALL pair beautifully with CK Mondavi’s Chardonnay!! <3

  6. You had me at eggnog! I bet these are so tasty and I love that there is almond flour in them! Plus, pairing w/ chardonnay is genius!