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Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles

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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
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Servings: 24 cookies, depending on size

Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles

These Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles are the best Christmas cookie! A chewy soft snickerdoodle is topped with eggnog frosting. The best!


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Store loosely covered in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 cookie) — Calories: 193, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 1272mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Protein: 1g

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  1. Dorothy, I swear (once again) we’re twins separated at birth. I watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year religiously, and nobody will watch with me. I never cease to find it hilarious. Like that whole sequence when the house won’t light up and he can’t figure out why? Classic. Just incredible. And I love those moose head cups. Now that Randy Quaid is on the run from the law somewhere, I feel a little sadder when I see him in that movie.
    These cookies will forever remind me of National Lampoon now! Yay for cookies and Chevy Chase!

  2. I love eggnog too, although I can only drink so much since it’s so rich. But I could definitely devour these cookies in no time! Love the mashup of eggnog and snickerdoodles!

  3. Give me all the eggnog!! You’ve combined two of my favorites here 🙂 And Christmas movies are the best!!

  4. YUM Y’ALL! 🙂

  5. You are so right! Those are two flavor combos you simply HAVE to have around the holidays!! 

  6. These look amazing! I’m not really a fan of Eggnog as a drink, but I can totally get on board with eating it in icing form. Oh, um..On a cookie of course.. not straight from the bowl, sitting on my couch, in sweatpants and watching Elf… LOL who am I kidding, I know what I’m doing Friday night! 😀
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  7. I love eggnog and snickerdoodles this time of year!  What a fun idea to combine the two.  These look so perfectly soft too!

  8. Trevor is still talking about these today – I think he ate like 10! And can I blame him? Um, no. SO good.

  9. I just bought my first container of eggnog! Can’t wait to give these cookies a try!

  10. Oh, eggnog! We have a family tradition which is to go and buy the very first container of eggnog as soon as it comes out in the stores! However this year, I really didn’t like the taste – it tasted just so sickly sweet and artificial. In which I know I probably shouldn’t be saying as this is a sponsored post… 🙂 Oops. However if you’d like to give homeade eggnog a try, I made a post about it a couple weeks ago and would be honored if you’d try it! (Sorry, not trying to sell you something…) 
    Anyway, love the cookies! They sound amazing and um…I might terrorize the kitchen and make them sometime soon.

  11. I have no words. Except that I need one of these!! 

  12. I’ve never even tasted eggnog! I can’t believe that.
    These cookies have made me determined to buy some 🙂

  13. Your posts crack me up! ( and make me hungry!) Love your honesty! took some words right out of my mouth! Lol

  14. Dorothy, I love the eggnog frosting on these cookies! Can they go in the freezer with the frosting? 

  15. I love Snickerdoodles and eggnog, but never thought of eating them like this! Sounds lovely!
    Dainty Deeds Blog

  16. Egg nog and snickerdoodles are two of my favorite holiday flavors! I need these, like now!

  17. 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

  18. 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?

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