Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles

5 from 1 vote

Eggnog frosted snickerdoodles are an easy snickerdoodle cookie recipe topped with eggnog frosting. This is the perfect Christmas cookie recipe!


Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodle cookies - an easy snickerdoodle cookie recipe topped with an eggnog frosting. These are the perfect cookie for Christmas!

Do you like eggnog? I love it. I can never get enough, actually, although I only allow myself to drink a few glasses of it each season. (Because, really, I could guzzle a whole jug full by myself. In one night.)

However, I don’t count making eggnog into dessert part of the drinking allowance, thank goodness. Which means I get to eat as many eggnog goodies as I want…all season long.

That’s a good thing, because I made eggnog frosted snickerdoodles. The snickerdoodles are lucky they even got the eggnog frosting – I wanted to just take that and a spoon to the couch to watch Christmas movies.

Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe

Are you watching Christmas movies yet? Jordan started as soon as Halloween was over. Actually, I’m lying. She’s been watching Elf all year long, it’s just more socially acceptable to admit it come November 1.

Whenever I think of eggnog, I think of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Have you seen that one? Please tell me you have. If you haven’t, go rent it. It’s the most classic of all Christmas movies, except maybe A Christmas Story, which I haven’t seen. (I KNOW, RIGHT?)

For some reason, every time I pour myself a glass of eggnog I think of the scene in that movie between Clark and Eddie in the living room talking about the kids and drinking eggnog from moose head cups. Which kind of brings me back to wanting to just eat this eggnog frosting in front of the TV while I watch that movie.

I seem to be really obsessed with this frosting. I mean, it’s really good. Really, really good. It smells and tastes like Christmas, if you ask me. And then you pair it with a snickerdoodle cookie?

I just can’t handle it. I need a batch of warm eggnog frosted snickerdoodles immediately.

International Delight Nog

I didn’t use just any old eggnog to make the frosting. I used International Delight Classic Nog, which I highly recommend. I didn’t even know International Delight made eggnog, but they do. (They also make milk and dark hot chocolate!) Y’all know I love my ID, so eggnog was just the next logical thing for me to try. (Also, in case you’re confused, the Nog isn’t a coffee creamer. it’s actual eggnog. It’s a dairy beverage, unlike their creamers. Although, I have been putting it in my coffee. You must try that!)

When you mix the eggnog with some powdered sugar, it makes the most delectable holiday frosting that pairs so well with the cinnamon spiced snickerdoodles. I made these snickerdoodles from my favorite sugar cookie recipe. They’re light and fluffy and chewy all at the same time, just like a snickerdoodle cookie should be. The cookie dough is rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture, then baked. Once they’re cool you frost them.

I don’t know why I never combined snickerdoodles and eggnog before, because the flavors complement each other so well. This is the perfect cookie for a holiday party or a cookie exchange. Or you can keep them all to yourself and binge watch Christmas with the Kranks.

Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodle cookies - an easy snickerdoodle cookie recipe topped with an eggnog frosting. These are the perfect cookie for Christmas!

No judgments from me either way you do it. 🙂

Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles

These Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles are the best Christmas cookie! A chewy soft snickerdoodle is topped with eggnog frosting. The best!
5 from 1 vote
Yield 24 cookies, depending on size
Serving Size 1 cookie


For the Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Frosting:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • Cinnamon for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats.
  • Cream butter and 3/4 cup granulated sugar using a stand or a hand mixer until fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, then mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Slowly mix in flour until dough is combined.
  • Place remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Scoop 1 or 2 tablespoon sized cookie balls and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 1 tablespoon sized balls for 9-11 minutes or until the bottoms just start to turn golden. (2 tablespoon cookies will take a little bit longer. Be careful not to over bake!) Let cookies cool completely before frosting.
  • To make frosting: beat butter until smooth with a hand mixer in a large bowl. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until mixture is crumbly. Add salt and 1 tablespoon eggnog. Mix, adding more eggnog as desired for spreading consistency (about 2-3 total tablespoons). Frost cookies, sprinkle with cinnamon, and chill to set frosting.
  • Store loosely covered in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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  1. We have not tried the eggnog icing yet, but this is a fantastic snickerdoodle recipe. I made three batches for my kiddo’s christmas party at school and every single one turned out perfectly. I cook a great many snickerdoodles all year, every year and this is probably my favorite recipe.

  2. Mine were flat and melted together 🙁 could I have over mixed? Eggnog frosting is a delight ! I used almond fresh eggnog and it was fantastic.

  3. I noticed that in the ingredients, you listed sugar as 1 1/2 cups, but in the directions you said to mix 3/4 cup with the butter for the actual cookie. Then the other 1/2 cup for the cinnamon/sugar topping.  Where would the other 1/4 of a cup of sugar be?

  4. I have been looking for just a good PLAIN OL EGGNOG recipe for years, I have gone to all the sites made dozens and none even come close to Hoods Eggnog……….ANYONE have a real good tasting creamy one………Thanks……………J in Brooklyn ct