Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Light and fluffy eggnog snickerdoodle cookies with a sweet sugar and spice coating. A fun holiday cookie recipe the entire family will love!

Light and fluffy eggnog snickerdoodle cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Light and fluffy eggnog snickerdoodle cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

‘Tis the season for eggnog!!

Eggnog is kind of like beer and coffee…

Fun to drink and even more fun to cook and bake with! It adds incredible flavor and moisture to your regular baked goods.

Everyone loves snickerdoodle cookies. They’re a classic and a must make every Christmas season. Instead of the standard variety this year, I changed up my favorite recipe to include eggnog! Full of flavor and still ridiculously hard to resist!

Soft and fluffy eggnog snickerdoodle cookies with a sweet sugar and spice coating! An absolute must make for your holiday cookie platters!

Light and fluffy eggnog snickerdoodle cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes, plus

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Light and fluffy eggnog snickerdoodle cookies with a sweet sugar and spice coating. A fun holiday cookie recipe the entire family will love!

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 1C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1C granulated sugar
  • 1/2C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3C all purpose flour
  • 1/4C eggnog

Topping:

  • 1/3C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, followed by vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in salt, spices, baking powder and cream of tartar. Add one cup of flour at a time,
    increasing speed after each addition. Lastly, slowly add in eggnog, mixing until just combined and no streaks remain. Chill dough for 1-2 hours or until dough is firm but manageable. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. 
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop slightly heaping balls of dough. Shape into smooth 1-inch balls. Roll each dough ball into sugar mixture. Space 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  5. Store cookies in an airtight container. 

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Light and fluffy eggnog snickerdoodle cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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2 Responses to “Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies”

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    Jocelyn — December 11, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I have some expired eggnog… do you think I could use it for this recipe? Or is it best to use still-drinkable eggnog?

    • Rachel — December 13th, 2017 @ 10:17 am

      I’d say it depends on how past the expiration it is. Typically dairy is okay a few days or a bit more beyond the date, but if it smells odd or is really old, just buy and use fresh. You wouldn’t bake with super expired milk, right? :)

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