Eggnog Snickerdoodles

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I may or may not have been at Toys R Us at 7:30 on Sunday morning.

Christmas is sneaking up on me. We haven’t even had a real *snow* yet this year where I’m at. Don’t get me wrong, I am okay with this, except that I know the fashionably late snow will come and possibly use its tardiness as an excuse to stick around longer. Bah humbug. If you need some help getting into the festivities (or maybe you just want a good cookie) these are for you. I’m pleased to introduce you to Audra, The Baker Chick!

**If you are not an eggnog person {whaaaaat?!} you may still like these snickerdoodles… they use rum extract and nutmeg to mimic the taste of eggnog and give them a festive feel.**

Hello Lovely readers of In Katrina’s Kitchen my name is Audra and I love to bake treats over at my blog The Baker Chick! I am so happy to be here today and to be participating in such a fun and festive blogger event. I love giving and receiving cookies and it has been such a wonderful 2 weeks getting to check out all the beautiful cookies on Katrina’s blog! Today I’m hoping to add to your recipe list with an easy and delicious cookie!

Although I’m  a huge fan of classic snickerdoodles, I always look for a way to jazz them up. I have stuffed them with caramel, turned them into blondies and then stuffed the blondies with caramel.  When I first saw an eggnog themed version of one of my favorite cookies I couldn’t wait to whip them up. Being equally obsessed with eggnog, I was excited and intrugued to see what happened with I merged the two favorties. 

The result is a soft, spicy and delicious cookie that would look lovely on an cookie spread. The nutmeg and rum extract really make them taste like eggnog, but they still have that crisp yet chewy texture of a perfect snickerdoodle. They are also so easy to throw together, it would be a great option if you need a last minute cookie idea. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe

Snickerdoodle cookies with a hint of eggnog
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening I use Spectrum Organics
  • 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
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. In a small bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg, cinnamon and remaining sugar. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. (My oven runs hot so I lowered the temp to 375.) Remove to wire racks to cool.

PhotobucketClick image to see all of the cookies shared.

She didn’t tell you this, but Audra was the 2011 winner of the Foodbuzz Best New Blog of the Year! Don’t you think they made a good choice? With recipes like Vanilla Caramel Coconut Cupcakes, and Mini Peach Hand Pies who can disagree?

- Katrina

14 Responses to “Eggnog Snickerdoodles”

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    Angie's Recipes — December 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Soft, spicy, chewy…I for sure will love those snickerdoodles.
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    Averie @ LVAY — December 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    they look delish!
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    Blog New Blacxk — December 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Sounds aweosme! I made snickerdoodles yesterday- sans eggnog. LOVE!
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    Jay @ — December 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Interesting idea for a cookie. Not sure I've ever had actual eggnog, but I should give these a shot.

  5. #
    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — December 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Even as a non-eggnog person, YUM! My husband would absolutely swoon over these!

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    Tiffany — December 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Sounds amazing, of course. Who doesn't like eggnog?! Or snickerdoodles? And yes, I agree… although we don't get snow where I am at, the delayed cold weather means possibly delayed Spring. I would really appreciate if the seasons would return to their normally scheduled programming, thank you very much!
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    amanda @ fake ginger — December 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm


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    Elizabeth — December 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Snickerdoodles are the best!

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    Rachel — December 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Giving you an e-high five (yeah I'm a dork)… all for the cream of tartar! I hate seeing snickerdoodles that omit that.
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dish — December 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    What a great idea! Audra always makes the best treats!

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    JavelinWarrior — December 21, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Eggnog built into cookies? What's not to love? I drink eggnog by the gallon each Christmas, so having a cookie to scarf alongside the nog seems quite appropriate 🙂 Love this concept!
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    Jill | Dulce Dough — December 21, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites, so I can't wait to give this variation a try!
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    cookinghealthyforme — December 22, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Ah-MAY-zing! What a beautiful way to make a snickerdoodle! I'm a HUGE fan of The Baker Chick and was SO happy for her win on FoodBuzz! Stellar choice, Katrina!
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    Sue — December 22, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I know a couple of big eggnog fans, so these cookies are a must!
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