(Christmas) Cookie Monster: An Easy Gingerbread Egg Nog Xmas Cookie Recipe

By Brittni • posted on 08/19/2023

This Xmas cookie recipe is a must-try, especially if you’re a fan of egg nog. 

Christmas cookie sandwiches stacked on top of each other with crushed up peppermints surrounding them.

I’m dusting off my baking skills this week with a Christmas cookie recipe that screams holiday vibes.

It’s a gingerbread cookie sandwich with homemade egg nog icing sandwiches in between. A Christmas cookie sandwich!

This recipe is super easy to make and tastes amazingly rich (in a good way).

Plus, they’re so pretty, you can wrap them up as gifts for friends, family, or the hostess of that upcoming holiday party you’re headed to.

These cookie sandwiches fit right into the ‘easy Christmas cookies for a cookie exchange’ category. Right? Especially if you end up using the gingerbread cookie hack I linked below. Speaking of which, let’s jump in. First, you’re going to need the cookies!

Holiday cookies with crushed up candy canes sprinkled on top

Super Easy Gingerbread Cookies

You can use your fave gingerbread recipe for the cookie OR try this simple gingerbread cookie hack using store-bought sugar cookie dough and a few other ingredients.

I love a good Christmas cookie hack. What about you?

We went with the latter option and it was so easy and the cookies were seriously delicious!

A bit softer than your typical gingerbread, which is kind of perfect for making cookie sandwiches.

When I was almost finished making these, I realized that using Christmas cookie cutters before baking the gingerbread would have been really cute.

I don’t mind the traditional look of these finished sandwiches, but another shape would have been cool too. Wanted to mention that, in case that appeals to you.

Now that you have the gingerbread under control, you’re going to need to make the Christmas cookie icing. And this one has ‘holidaze’ written all over it – there’s egg nog mixed in!

How to Make Egg Nog Icing

Christmas cookie icing like this egg nog icing tastes just like the holidays!

If you’re an egg nog lover, you have to try this one. Here’s are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 8 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of egg nog

1. Once you have everything above, combine the ingredients above using a hand mixer until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate until firm.

2. Add to a piping bag and pipe onto the center of a cookie.

3. Then add another cookie on top to create the sandwich. And roll the outside with crushed candy cane. That’s it!

Three stacked holiday cookies closeup with one cookie on it's side

How to Crush Candy Canes or Peppermints

To finish up this Christmas cookie recipe, you’re going to need some teeny tiny pieces of candy cane or peppermint candy.

So I thought I would share how I crush mine up super quickly and easily for projects like these.

If you’re hosting a cookie exchange or a Christmas cookie making party, it’s nice to have little candy cane or peppermint pieces crushed up for sugar cookie decorating too.

So here’s what I do…Throw a handful of peppermint candies into a plastic baggie.

Or if you’re using candy canes, break them into a few pieces and put them in a plastic baggie. Seal. 

*As another option, you can use reusable baggies instead, like the Stasher bags that I use for everything. 

Then, using a metal measuring cup or a heavy metal spoon hit the candy to break it up, while keeping it contained in the bag.

When it’s crushed up to your liking, pour the candy pieces into a bowl and it’s ready to use – for cookie sandwich decorating like these or something else.

Looks great sprinkled over a homemade cake too, btw.

What else can you make with egg nog?

Have left over egg nog after making the egg nog icing for these festive cookie sandwiches?

Try my egg nog popsicles for an unexpected egg nog dessert on a stick!

Close up image of Christmas cookies with egg nog icing and crushed candy cane.

Stacked Christmas cookie sandwiches with grey background

Easy Gingerbread Egg Nog Xmas Cookie Recipe

An Xmas cookie recipe deserves to be made over and over again. This simple recipe is quick and delciious. Perfect for holiday gifting, entertaining, or even Christmas cookie exchanges.
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  • 8 tablespoons of softened butter
  • ¾ cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of egg nog


  • Combine the ingredients above using a hand mixer until thoroughly mixed.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • Add to a piping bag and pipe onto the center of a cookie.
  • Then add another cookie on top to create the sandwich. And roll the outside with crushed candy cane. That's it!
Did you make this?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

More Christmas Cookie Recipes

  • If you liked this Xmas cookie recipe, try these holiday meringues. They’re made with blood oranges and oh-so-pretty. Another solid addition for a Christmas cookie exchange, even though they’re not technically cookies.
  • I also have marbled matcha sugar cookies recipe (and raspberry sugar cookies too), which feel festive for the holidays.
  • And last but not least, these egg nog gingersnap sandwiches scream easy Xmas cookies to me.

Are you baking any holiday cookies this season? What recipes are your faves? And (maybe) more importantly… Do you like egg nog?!

10 comments | Click here to reply

I’m a sucker for cookies and this recipe is helpful, I think it’s easy to make and will work on my baking skills.


It’s nice when you see such a great work! Continue writing


Thanks Cyd! Was thinking the exact same thing about your cookies. Yum!


Well! These look amazing. And the photos are so so perfect.


Aw thanks Lex! Your macarons look beautiful btw! Everyone nailed it with these recipes. 🙂


Seriously been waiting for these! And they look as yummy as they sound!


Thanks Ash! I ate them so quickly, I nearly got a stomach ache. Haha.


These look so so yummy!

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