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The Best Uses For Eggnog, Besides Drinking It

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11/30/2012 09:09am ET | Updated September 25, 2017

Drinking eggnog is a lot like hanging with an old college buddy: it's fun and you tend to get sloshed, but you don't want to do it more than once or twice a year. We're not saying that we don't love eggnog, we do -- we love it so much that we tasted 17 different kinds to find the best one. But we're the first to admit that it's insanely rich. It's made out of egg yolks, cream and sugar after all.

Not surprisingly, there are recipes that recommend you eat this beverage with a spoon -- like you would a dessert -- because it's just that rich. But its richness is exactly why eggnog is a great ingredient to bake with, because a little more sugar and butter can only mean good things, right? Here are 23 ways you can enjoy eggnog, aside from drinking it from a glass.

1
Soft Gingersnaps With White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Two Peas And Their Pod
2
Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes With Eggnog Buttercream
Completely Delicious
3
Eggnog Chocolate Chip Bread With Brown Butter Eggnog Glaze
How Sweet It Is
4
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Half Baked Harvest
5
Creamy Eggnog Syrup
Dine and Dish
Get the Creamy Eggnog Syrup recipe from Dine and Dish
6
Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots
Sugar & Cloth
Get the Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots recipe from Sugar & Cloth
7
Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
8
Brown Butter Eggnog Snickerdoodle Donuts
Baker By Nature
9
Strawberry Eggnog French Toast
Damn Delicious
Get the Strawberry Eggnog French Toast recipe from Damn Delicious
10
Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
11
White Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake Pots
Kitchen Simplicity
Get the White Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake Pots recipe from Kitchen Simplicity
12
Eggnog Bundt Cake with Rum Icing
Brown Eyed Girl
Get the Eggnog Bundt Cake With Rum Icing recipe from Brown Eyed Girl
13
Eggnog Whoopie Pies
Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
Get the Eggnog Whoopie Pies recipe from Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
14
Iced Eggnog Cookies
Hungry Girl Por Vida
Get the Iced Eggnog Cookies recipe from Hungry Girl Por Vida
15
Old-Fashioned Eggnog
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Old-Fashioned Eggnog recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
16
Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies recipe from A Spicy Perspective
17
Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins
Two Peas And Their Pod
Get the Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod
18
Almond Bread Pudding With Eggnog Sauce
Completely Delicious
Get the Almond Bread Pudding with Eggnog Sauce recipe from Completely Delicious
19
Eggnog Cupcakes
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Eggnog Cupcakes recipe from Life, Love & Sugar
20
Eggnog Cookies
Savory Simple
Get the Eggnog Cookies recipe from Savory Simple
21
Starbucks Eggnog Latte
Diethood
Get the Starbucks Eggnog Latte recipe from Diethood
22
Eggnog Caramel Sauce
Wonky Wonderful
Get the Eggnog Caramel Sauce recipe from Wonky Wonderful
23
Eggnog Pie
Simply Gloria
Get the Eggnog Pie recipe from Simply Gloria

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