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Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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This Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe is perfect for Christmas! Eggnog and cookies are two of the best treats to put you in the Christmas spirit, so imagine how much better they are together!

Eggnog Snickerdoodles on a wire rack with title text reading Eggnog Snickerdoodles

This recipe pairs my favorite Christmas indulgence (eggnog) with my son’s favorite cookie (snickerdoodles).  The result is a Christmas party for your taste buds!

These cookies come out just as moist and fluffy as traditional snickerdoodles, with just a hint of eggnog in each bite. These are perfect if you like eggnog but not enough to down an entire glass of it.

Of course, if you like to drink eggnog by the gallon, these are the ideal treat to have with it!

How to Make Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Like most of my recipes, these Eggnog Snickerdoodles are really easy to make. I want you to spend time enjoying them, not slaving away in the kitchen making them!

Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients

First, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.

flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a white bowl

Stir to combine.

Step 2: Prepare Wet Ingredients

In a separate, large bowl, add melted butter, eggnog, and vanilla extract. Whisk together.

Next, stir in granulated sugar and brown sugar to the wet ingredients. Gradually fold in the flour mixture.

eggnog snickerdoodle batter in a white bowl

Then, cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for one hour to chill.

Step 4: Make Cookies

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.

Take a small scoop of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Then, roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Because I like a lot of the coating on my eggnog snickerdoodles, I roll each ball in my hand and in the sugar coating twice, before placing on the parchment paper.

eggnog snickerdoodle dough in balls coated with sugar on parchment paper

Once you’ve used all the dough and coated each ball in the cinnamon sugar, bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. When they’re done baking, let them rest on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Eggnog Snickerdoodles on a wire rack

Package to give as gifts or add them to your cookie jar.

📋 Recipe

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Corinne Schmitt
If you like eggnog and snickerdoodles, this cookie recipe is for you.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
4 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 109 kcal



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup eggnog room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

Sugared Coating

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the butter, eggnog, and vanilla. Then, whisk in the granulated and brown sugars.
  • Slowly fold in the flour mixture lightly. Cover the bowl and chill the cookie dough for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Stir together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Using a small cookie dough scoop. Place one ball of dough into your hand and roll into the sugar mixture. If desired, roll again to make sure the ball is coated well. Place sugar coated dough ball on baking sheet. Repeat until you’ve used all the dough.
  • Bake the cookies at 350°F for 11 minutes. After 2 minutes, transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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Eggnog Snickerdoodles on a wire rack with title text reading Eggnog Snickerdoodles

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9 thoughts on “Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe”

  1. Great ideas from the videos (even if I’m not an instant pot person. I did find an error on the mint snickerdoodles with the flour missing in the ingredient list. I checked that it was supposed to be added and went to the eggnog snickerdoodles and found one cup to be the amount for that. Can you please confirm its the same for the mint?

    • Hi Tanis, thanks for pointing that out! I’ll update the peppermint snickerdoodles recipe. No, it isn’t one cup for that one, it will be three cups of flour.

  2. 5 stars
    Your Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies will be fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and don’t forget to bring your Cookie Recipes to the Holiday Cookie Exchange Link Party!
    Miz Helen

  3. Eggnog AND snickerdoodles? I think I’m in heaven! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up – and Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. 5 stars
    oh so yummy these cookies sound like Christmas all over them. My son loves snicker-doodles my daughter loves eggnog This should please them both. Thanks for sharing
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