Holiday Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Reviews for Holiday Eggnog Snickerdoodles
"Loved these! I replaced the shortening with butter and lowered the baking temp. They came out just like I hoped they would! Still nice and fluffy, but not too dry. Definitely need to keep them in a sealed container though..."
"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."
"I made this as per the recipe and found them to be very bland and dry."
"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."
"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."
"I think I'd just use eggnog instead of the creamer..."
"Oh my goodness...total 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."
"oh so very very good. thanks a lot for this rec."
"Where is the eggnog? These are vanilla coffee creamer cookies not eggnog cookies, strange."
"These cookies are great my. Family really in joys them during the holidays."
"I made these last Christmas season and they are AWESOME!!!"
"Very good cookies - Honestly, I prefer regular snickerdoodles."
"I loved these and got rave reviews from people. Most really liked the snowflake icing on top. :) Would definitely do these again."
"Delicious! I did substitute prepared egg nog for the creamer and it turned out beautifully!"
"My family loved this one at Christmas time and there wasn't any leftover"
"I made these last year for Christmas with about a dozen other varieties, several people mentioned they really liked these the best. My husband also requested they be added to this years list again! Very good."
"Didnt blow me away. It took longer than I expected to make and didn't wow me in taste, texture, or appearance."
"Great Holiday cookie. Everyone Loved and were my husbands favorite of all the holiday cookies I made. I didn't have any rum extract on hand but I did have RUM so I used that instead, as well as rum cream."
"I used vanilla extract instead of rum and 1 c store bought eggnog instead of the evaporated milk and creamer. I haven't iced them yet but will use the eggnog for that too. Yummy!"
"OMG! Variation...instead of using the nondairy creamer for the icing...I used store bought eggnog to give it that extra oomph!"
"Love this recipe. I took them to my husband's work at the Firestation, and now they are the most requested cookie that I get!"
"I followed this recipe exactly, and they are absolutely DELICIOUS !! Mine aren't quite as perfectly round as the ones in the picture, but I like the way mine came out better :) They're kind of like ginger crackles in appearance and texture. The flavour isn't overpowering... and the icing adds a bit of sweetness, which makes these cookies a DELICIOUS addition to your Christmas cookie favourites!! WONDERFUL cookies, will be making them next Christmas for sure !!Be prepared to be at them a while... they are labour intensive, but WELL worth the work :)"
"easy to make and very tasty. They're nice and crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. These were a HUGE hit at a recent community event (very glad the recipe makes so many). Lots of people were asking for the recipe. Will most definitely make them again and again."
"This was great. We loved making them and it was yummy!"
"I saw this recipe in my magazine and am anxious to try it. Thanks for the extra hint Mikkelson!"
"Would this recipe work if I used commercial egg nog instead of rum flavor and creamer and evap milk?"
"Great Recipe! Would recommend refrigerating the dough before baking. The dough is sticky after all ingredients are combined."