Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Cookies · Desserts · Holidays · October 31, 2016

Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

When it comes to holiday baking, I definitely think that eggnog is an underrated flavor. Everyone goes for peppermint and gingerbread, but eggnog is one of my favorites! These eggnog snickerdoodles are soft and tender, just slightly crisp around the edges, and full of delicious eggnog flavor. They’re simple to make, and perfect for holiday parties or serving with a big cup of hot cocoa!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

The cookies are made with eggnog in the dough and a splash of rum extract to give them that perfect eggnog flavor. Once it’s all mixed, you’ll roll the dough into balls and dip them in sugar. One of the fun things that makes these cookies unique is that instead of rolling them in a cinnamon sugar mixture, like a regular snickerdoodle, they’re rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture.

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles – made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

The final step is to top them with a delicious eggnog glaze. You can pipe the glaze into snowflakes, or just drizzle it over the cookies. Either way, they’re totally delicious!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles
 
Ingredients
for the cookies:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
for rolling:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
for the icing:
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons eggnog
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line two large baking sheets with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and 1 cup sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the egg, rum extract, and eggnog, and mix to combine. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg, and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the ½ cup sugar and nutmeg. Scoop the dough into one inch balls and roll in the sugar mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then move to a cooling rack.
  5. While the cookies are cooling, whisk together the powdered sugar and enough eggnog to make an icing that is easy to drizzle but not too runny. Pipe snowflakes onto the cooled cookies, or drizzle with the icing.

Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

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These sound absolutely amazing!! I’m so excited for all of the upcoming holiday recipes. This time of year is filled with the best flavors!!

Thanks for sharing this eggnog snickerdoodle recipes with us Alicia!

For more amazing recipes by her, head over to The Baker Upstairs.

And here are some more holiday cookie recipes that you definitely need to check out!!

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies - a sweet and festive holiday treat { lilluna.com } Soft and yummy cookies made with cheesecake instant pudding and peppermint baking chips!

Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

Delicious Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies { lilluna.com }

Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

DELICIOUS Black and White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cake Cookies { lilluna.com }

Black and White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

ENJOY!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

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Julie

These sound amazing! I will definitely be trying them out to see if they will make it into my cookie rotation. I did notice that, though you mentioned that the cookies are rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture, the recipe doesn’t call for cinnamon. Did you add some anyway? And if so how much?

    Lil' Luna

    This is a contributors recipe, but I did see that it’s just sugar in the recipe. Sorry for the type-o. Let us know what you think!!

Lisa

Hi! Would love to make these for an upcoming cookie exchange. Can they be frozen after they are made?

Jesseca

I’m with you about eggnog being an underrated flavor! We have just enough to give these cookies a try and I’m excited to see how they taste! Thanks for sharing.

Darcy

The recipes says, “Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg, and mix until a soft dough forms,” but no nutmeg is listed in the ingredients for the cookie portion. How much nutmeg do we need to add, if any?

    Lil' Luna

    Recipe is fixed – there is a 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg in the flour too. Thanks for the heads up!! ;D

Marybeth

Going to make these for cookie exchange how many cookies does this recipe make?

Julie

I made these today and they are amazing!

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