Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe

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
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  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp eggnog


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.