Holiday Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe
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Holiday Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Eggnog flavor is infused into the cookie and the glaze with this yummy recipe, perfect for the Christmas season.—Bonnie Massimino, Brookeville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:92 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 92 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated French vanilla nondairy creamer
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 5 to 6 teaspoons refrigerated French vanilla nondairy creamer


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. In a small bowl, mix milk and creamer. In another bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition.
  2. In a small bowl, mix nutmeg and remaining sugar. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in nutmeg mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with bottom of a glass.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For icing, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough creamer to reach desired consistency. Pipe snowflake designs on cookies as desired. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Eggnog Snickerdoodles in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p21

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MY REVIEW 217721
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"The cookie turned out rather dry. When I tried flattening them out more then they turned too hard and just weren't very tasty even with a glass of milk."

Kmcl 216061
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I made this as per the recipe and found them to be very bland and dry."

MY REVIEW 215509
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I will try them again, but next time i will add cream of tater & eggnog to give it some bite. Also for the outside some more nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon."

Davena 215106
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014 Edited Dec. 23, 2014

"I think I would put some nutmeg into the batter itself if I made these again. I replaced the milk and creamer with eggnog but I still thought they needed a bit more spice! Update: the flavor of these does improve after sitting for a few days! I liked them better without icing."

bevbailey 214172
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"I think I'd just use eggnog instead of the creamer..."

ggreenok 214017
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"Oh my yumminess. I did make a few changes. Since eggnog is in the title, I thought I needed it. Not wanting to waste it, I did substitute it for the evaporated milk. Since they are snickerdoodles, I added a teaspoon of cream of tartar. Like another reviewer, I didn't have rum extract, so I substituted rum. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the nutmeg and sugar mixture. Will definitely make these again."

doylescott 213976
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"oh so very very good. thanks a lot for this rec."

slmerk 213938
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Where is the eggnog? These are vanilla coffee creamer cookies not eggnog cookies, strange."

grandmabear1957 213918
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"These cookies are great my. Family really in joys them during the holidays."

MY REVIEW 213904
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"I made these last Christmas season and they are AWESOME!!!"

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