Eggnog Snickerdoodles

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 sugar mixture.

Eggnog Snickerdoodles – made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and sugar 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!!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 104 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Sugar Mixture for rolling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 T cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Icing

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp 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, cinnamon, 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!!

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Delicious Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies { lilluna.com }

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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!!

Author

Alicia Skousen

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

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Comments

  1. 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?

  2. 5 stars
    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.

  3. 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?

  4. I see that these are alled eggnog “snickerdoodLes”. Most snickerdoode recipes have cream of tarTar. Is there a Reason that is not iNcluded In this recipe? Could it be added for a cheWy taste or should i not mess with the recipe!!

  5. 5 stars
    I suck at making cookies but these turned out great! Amazing texture. The only thing i would change if I make these again is Add a tiny bit more eggnog into the cookie dough. They do HAVE a nice eggnog undertone but i personally want a LITTLE more of a kick.

  6. 5 stars
    Made two batches of these last night and they are a hit at the office! the eggnog flavor is definitely subtle but I like it! Consistency of the cookie is perfect. I found the estimate of 3 dozen cookies per batch to be very accurate.

  7. 4 stars
    just tried the recipe and my cookies did not spread at all. They stayed as little poofs, still tasty but they don’t really give that same spreading that normal snickerdoodles do. Any ideas what could have gone wrong? Mine also looked way darker with the 2 tbsp of cinnamon added for rolling.

    1. I am sorry they didn’t spread. There are so many reasons that can affect the outcome of cookies, so it’s very hard to know & pin point. Did you add the other ingredients with the cinnamon for rolling?

      1. Yes I added everything listed except i swapped the rum extract for vanilla. I was hoping for the spread that your regular snickerdoodle recipe does. They are super tasty and Everyone loves them though! =) They just give a more 2 bite cake look then a cookie.