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Eggnog snickerdoodles in a tray lined with cheesecloth on a textured background

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Classic snickerdoodles with a twist from eggnog and rum extract. The perfect holiday or Christmas cookie!
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, holiday baking, holiday cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1 egg large
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1-2 tbsp cinnamon depending how you like it


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and prepare two sheet trays with parchment paper. You'll be using each twice.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl or using a hand or stand mixer (use the paddle attachment) combine the 1 cup butter with 1 1/4 cup sugar and mix with a spatula or on low speed until a thick paste forms. Add in the egg, 1/4 cup eggnog, and 1 tsp rum extract, and mix again until combined.
  • Add the 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2tsp cream of tartar, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix until a thick dough forms.
  • In a small bowl combine the leftover 1/2 cup sugar with 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon. Scoop the cookie dough using a small cookie scoop or by shaping it with your hands. The size should be the same size as if you connected your pointer finger to your thumb. Roll the cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place 6 cookies on a baking sheet staggered.
  • Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown and the tops are cracked.


You can ice these cookies by making an eggnog glaze with 1/2 cup confectioner sugar and 2 teaspoons eggnog. If the glaze is too thick add a little more eggnog, if it's too thin, add a little more sugar.
Drizzle all over the cookies. 


Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 252IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.