All you need is a box of funfetti cake mix, eggnog, eggs, and butter. I like the Pillsbury brand for the cake mix. I used what I had in the pantry, but you can buy the holiday version that has the red and green sprinkles inside. The batter is easy to scoop with a regular cookie scoop. The sugar cookie candy melts I found at Walmart. They have pretty bits of green and red in the mix. The flavor was a perfect match for these cookies. I just melted the wafers in a glass measuring cup in the microwave, then poured it into a candy decorating bag with my Wilton candy decorating tip. Then I added some glittery red and gold sprinkles and a festive candy tree to the middle.
If you do package them up, place a wax paper in between layers so they don't stick. Although the candy melt and sprinkles do help a little with providing a barrier between cookies. You can put as little or as much candy melt as you wish. I only used a half a cup of wafers for these. I just love how pretty they came out. Sparkly and festive!
If you are looking for more ideas on what to use your leftover eggnog for, check out these recipes.
Eggnog Funfetti Cake Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert snack egg nog Funfetti Cake Mix Sugar Cookie Candy Melt Christmas cookie cake American winter
Ingredients (32 cookies)
- 1 box (15.25 oz.) Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup eggnog
- 1 package (10 oz.) Wilton's Sugar Cookie Candy Melts
- holiday sprinkles
InstructionsFor the cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a stand mix or in a large bowl, add the cake mix, butter, eggs, and eggnog. Mix until well blended and smooth.
Scoop batter out with cookie scoop and place on parchment lined cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between scoops.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. (Try very hard to resist eating one.)For the toppings
Once the cookies have cooled completely, melt the candy melt in the microwave according to package instructions.
Place candy melt in a candy decorating bag with tip or in a Ziplock bag and cut off one corner.
Place cookies on a waxed paper and drizzle with candy melt. If you are adding sprinkles, do so before the candy melt hardens. You will have to do them in small batches. ( You can always remelt the candy wafers once they are in the plastic bag.)
Voila! Done. Now you can grab one and eat it. Enjoy!Notes
I placed my cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Place a sheet of wax paper in between layers to keep from sticking.
If you are making them ahead of time, you can also freeze them.