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How to Make Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Enjoy the classic Christmas eggnog flavor, along with warm, sweet taste of cinnamon in these soft, chewy and delicious Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies. These cookies come together quickly and easily and have quickly become one of my family’s favorite treats!

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stack of three eggnog snickerdoodle cookies on a plaid plate, with one cookie broken in half

Holiday Cookies and Treats Blog Hop

The holidays are here and that means it’s time for baking! Today I am excited to join 15 other fabulous bloggers for the Holiday Cookies and Treats Blog Hop, hosted by my talented friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style. If you don’t know her, head over to her beautiful blog. She’s definitely one to follow.

If you are joining me from Kim of Cottage in the Mitten, welcome! She is just the sweetest! Don’t her peanut butter cookies look amazing? I can’t wait to give her recipe a try! You can find recipes for 16 delicious holiday cookies and treats at the end of this post.

I am excited to welcome you into my Christmas kitchen, where I have been busy baking!

collage of 16 different holiday cookies and treats

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

My son, Chris, has two favorites around the holidays…classic Christmas eggnog and the warm, sweet flavor of snickerdoodle cookies. I thought, why not combine the two? Let’s make Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies.

This recipe is adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Soft and Thick Snickerdoodles.

These cookies are soft, chewy, and so delicious. Best of all, they are so easy to make!

stack of four eggnog snickerdoodle cookies on a plaid plate

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookie Ingredients

  • Sugar – white granulated
  • Cinnamon – provides a sweet, warm flavor
  • Nutmeg – provides a fragrant, slightly sweet nutty flavor
  • Flour – all purpose
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Salt – this will enhance flavor
  • Baking Soda
  • Unsalted butter – room temperature
  • Egg – this provides structure
  • Rum extract

How to Make Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper.

Topping Mixture

In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then set it aside.

Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix with whisk and set aside.

Wet Ingredients

Using a mixer, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar. Add the egg, egg yolk, and rum extract.

Make the Dough

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient to create the dough. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix completely.

Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Then roll the dough into one inch balls. Finally, roll the dough balls in the topping mixture to cover completely.

baked eggnog snickerdoodle cookies on baking sheet

Bake the Cookies

Place the cookies on the lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let them sit on sheet for a minute or two.

When they are still warm, take the back of a spoon and gently press down on each cookie to flatten it a bit.

Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to completely cool and enjoy!

eggnog snickerdoodles on baking sheet, being pressed down by a spoon

Can I freeze the dough?

Yes! Once you make the dough balls and cover them in the coating mixture, you can freeze them. First place a tray of the dough balls into your freezer. Once they are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag. Just thaw before baking.

Another option is to make the dough balls without the topping and freeze. Then just give them a few minutes to thaw before rolling them in the sugar-spice mixture and baking.

These should keep in the freezer for about 2 months.

Such an easy and classic holiday cookie!

stack of three eggnog snickerdoodle cookies on a plaid plate, with one cookie broken in half

Tips:

To be sure your cookies come out well, here are a few tips for you.

  • Be mindful of the time and do not over bake. This will ensure the center of your cookies will be soft and chewy.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh for about 4 days.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you give these cookies a try! I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! 

Now, be sure to head over to visit my friend Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home. She’s sharing her delicious Christmas Monster Cookies. I just love the combination of flavors in monster cookies and I can’t wait to try Heidi’s! Plus, you will love Heidi’s style and leave her blog feeling inspired!

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Christmas Cookies and Holiday Treats

Are you looking to add some new recipes to your holiday rotation this year? Click on the links below to go to each post and see more.

Midwest Life And Style – Peanut Butter Balls | Cottage On Bunker Hill – Double Chocolate Oreo Bark | White Lilac Farmhouse – No Bake Christmas Cookies | Cottage In The Mitten – Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

My Family Thyme – Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies | Eleanor Rose Home – Christmas Monster Cookies | Pasha Is Home – Christmas Fudge | Tatertots And Jello – Holiday Dipped Oreo Cookies

The Ponds Farmhouse – Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark | Vintage Home Designs – Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies | Our Tiny Nest – Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies | Bricks ‘n Blooms – Tiger Butter Fudge

The Tattered Pew – Daddy’s Molasses Cookies | Open Doors Open Hearts – Cinnamon Sugar Pecans | WM Design House – Cinnamon Popcorn | She Gave It A Go – Holiday Punch

stack of three eggnog snickerdoodle cookies on a plaid plate, with one cookie broken in half

How to Make Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Enjoy the classic Christmas eggnog flavor, along with warm, sweet taste of cinnamon in these soft, chewy and delicious Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies. These cookies come together quickly and easily and have quickly become one of my family’s favorite treats!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 30 cookies

Ingredients
  

Topping

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Dough

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • 2 tsp rum extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix with whisk and set aside.
  • Using a mixer, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar. Add the egg, egg yolk, and rum extract.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient to create the dough. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix completely.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Then roll the dough into one inch balls. Finally, roll the dough balls in the topping mixture to cover completely.
  • Place the cookies on the lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let them sit on sheet for a minute or two.
  • When they are still warm, take the back of a spoon and gently press down on each cookie to flatten it a bit.
    Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to completely cool and enjoy!
Keyword Christmas cookies, eggnog snickerdoodle cookies, holiday cookies

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16 Comments

  1. These sound absolutely DELICIOUS, Lynne!
    Thank you so much for sharing…pinned.
    xoxo,
    Brendt

  2. This sounds perfect for my little family! My girls are obsessed with eggnog and my husband loves snickerdoodles!! I guess I should try to make these for them! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Lynne, YUM! These cookies sound amazing! Printed and saved the recipe.

  4. These sound amazing! Love snickerdoodles and I’m sure the eggnog makes them even yummier!

  5. 5 stars
    oh I bet Santa would love these cookies! I pinned your recipe and will have to make them for my dad! He loves egg nog!

  6. Oh yum I love chewy cookies and these look amazing. So excited to give them a try. Pinned!

  7. Oh my goodness, Lynne. I’ve never heard of these cookies before, but boy do they look absolutely mouthwatering. I pinned your recipe to my holiday dessert board, and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for joining me on this hop today. Merry Christmas!

  8. Eggnog and snikerdoodles all in one. Nothing could be better than this for me! I can’t wait to try them.

  9. I love this updated version of a snickerdoodle cookie Lynne! I’m definitely saving this recipe for later! Merry Christmas!!!

  10. These look yummy, Lynne! My youngest loves snickerdoodles. I’ll definitely have to make these! Pinned and Merry Christmas!

  11. What is the oven temp for these cookies?

  12. Ummm. YES PLEASE! Snickerdoodles are my favorite – they hold so much nostalgia – and this variation is a must try! Perfect addition to the holiday baking frenzy about to ensue!

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