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23 Eggnog recipes you need to make for the holidays

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

'Tis the season for all things eggnog. It's not just for sipping by the fire — it's now used as an ingredient in tons of baking recipes (and cocktails too!).

Are you like us, stocking up on endless cartons of eggnog from the store or making way too much of that homemade batch? You probably have some leftover eggnog in your fridge that no one wants to drink, so we're using up that eggnog and repurposing it into baked goods everyone will go crazy for this holiday season.

1. Eggnog coffee cake muffins recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Everyone will love you when you share with them a batch of these delicious eggnog coffee cake muffins. Pair them with a bag of coffee beans, and breakfast is set for the week.

2. Easy eggnog pie recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Need a simple yet delicious holiday recipe to bring to a party? We're loving this easy eggnog pie.

3. Eggnog pancakes recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Won't you make us a stack of eggnog pancakes on Christmas morning? We promise we've been good.

4. Eggnog poke cake with salted caramel recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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This eggnog poke cake with salted caramel is packed with delicious eggnog and salted caramel — total indulgence for the holidays.

5. Easy, fluffy eggnog cinnamon rolls recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Cinnamon rolls are the answer, always. Especially when they are these eggnog cinnamon rolls. Bring on the holiday pounds.

6. Baked eggnog doughnuts with eggnog-rum glaze recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

They're baked, not fried, so they must be good for you, right? Yeah, we're totally loving these baked eggnog doughnuts with eggnog-rum glaze.

7. Mini eggnog doughnut muffins recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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These mini eggnog doughnut muffins are perfect, because "mini" recipes don't count in the total calorie intake. Or so they say.

8. Eggnog roulade with rum buttercream recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

This eggnog roulade with rum buttercream looks fancy but couldn't be easier to make. Plus, your guests will be so impressed with your baking skills.

9. Eggnog cheesecakes with gingerbread cookie crust recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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What happens when you combine eggnog and gingerbread? These eggnog cheesecakes with gingerbread cookie crust come to life.

10. Eggnog quick bread recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

Slice up this eggnog quick bread, and drizzle on this gorgeous glaze. It's great when served alongside your afternoon espresso.

11. Strawberry eggnog baked French toast recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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We think this strawberry eggnog baked French toast is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast, because you can prep it the night before and just throw it into the oven while everyone opens presents.

12. Overnight eggnog coffee cake with nog glaze recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Slice up this overnight eggnog coffee cake with nog glaze, and serve it as dessert for afternoon tea parties and holiday get-togethers.

13. Homemade eggnog mashmallows recipe

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Float one (or three!) of these homemade eggnog marshmallows in your hot chocolate — they have a kick of boozy flavor.

14. Boozy pumpkin eggnog pie recipe

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Combine the ever-so-popular pumpkin with the holiday's best eggnog, and you've got this boozy pumpkin eggnog pie.

15. Spiced eggnog cookies recipe

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These spiced eggnog cookies would make the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers and even the letter carrier.

16. Eggnog monkey bread recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Monkey bread is such a fun dessert, because you basically use just your hands to consume it. Pull apart this eggnog monkey bread over the holidays with friends and family.

17. Overnight eggnog-cranberry steel-cut oatmeal recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Wake up to this gorgeous batch of overnight eggnog-cranberry steel-cut oatmeal, and you're ready to tackle the day.

18. Eggnog martini recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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End the day with a sip of this eggnog martini, and all your worries will disappear.

19. Spiced eggnog cocktail recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Decorate the tree and wrap presents while sipping on this spiced eggnog cocktail.

20. Chocolate coquito recipe

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Make this version of the Puerto Rican eggnog: the chocolate coquito.

21. Kahlua, eggnog and Jameson Irish Whiskey cocktail recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

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Kahlua, eggnog and Jameson Irish Whiskey cocktail — this might just become our 2014 holiday drink of the year.

22. The Nog recipe

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The Nog has bourbon and ice cream — what more could you ask for?

23. Spiked eggnog milkshake with boozy pound cake croutons recipe

Upgrade that leftover eggnog with these decadent recipes

Rum in the milkshake? Rum in the garnish? Bring it on!

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