Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe
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Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe

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It simply wouldn't be Christmas without these melt-in-your-mouth cookies on my platter! They have a lovely eggnog flavor and look great with their crunchy tops. The aroma while they bake is as delectable as their taste.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:78 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 78 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 57 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg and remaining sugar. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Eggnog Snickerdoodles in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p43

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 248177
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"These cookies are delicious.

I made them at Christmastime; but my family enjoys them so much that I make them all the time."

Cookerpersonfor4 User ID: 8667048 239662
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"Easy to make. Not fluffy like the photo. Little too crispy for my liking. Nice flavour. Pretty. I would recommend baking them at a lower temperature. That helped to reduce the crispness."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 238565
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"I make these every year for Christmas!"

legacycowgirl User ID: 6502042 235910
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Absolutely wonderful moist cookies. Turned out perfect for me. The rum and the nutmeg are the best taste combination in this recipe. The kids all want these made now over any other cookie.Thanks for sharing."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 140991
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"These turned out great and made a lot for just a little effort. A great addition to our holiday cookies this year. Love the eggnog flavor!!!"

chriscarol User ID: 3901556 206050
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"I just baked these and found them to have no flavor."

bitzee User ID: 6238972 58333
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"This cookie has the WOW factor....amazing!

It made 6.5 doz. like it said. The dough was very easy to work with. I didn't have rum extract so i used Bacardi....shhh. it worked just fine. It does resemble egg nog! I'm throwing out my other recipes for snicker doodles....ty 4 sharing!"

kwloan User ID: 2122513 140990
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Tasty cookies and easy to make. However, the yield was only 4.5 dozen - not 6.5 as the recipes says. Therefore, I need to make another batch today to have enough for my cookie exchange!! I used a #50 size scoop to make the balls, which ended up with a cookie that is 2.75" in diameter - a nice, but not over sized cookie. I usually expect it to not make as many as it says it will, but don't expect it to be off by 2 dozen!!"

michellekay6 User ID: 4465982 58156
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Very good! They turned out great just as the recipe is written. Watch them close in the oven. They are fluffier if you take them out before they really brown around the edges. If need be, leave them on the pan a few minutes before removing to cool."

RocketMom User ID: 2572549 97099
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"I make these every year for Christmas, but instead of rolling the dough balls into plain white sugar and nutmeg, I mix the nutmeg with green and red sugar. Makes them look extra special for the holidays!"

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