Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

These Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies are soft, thick and full of cinnamon topped with a delicious Eggnog frosting. These cookies are the ultimate holiday cookie combining everyone’s favorite snickerdoodle cookie and the traditional Christmas favorite Eggnog drink into one amazingly delicious cookie!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 large cookies 





  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 5 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Cinnamon sugar, for topping



  • Preheat oven to 375⁰F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • Stir together cookie mix eggs, butter, eggnog, nutmeg and until dough forms.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough and form into balls.
  • Roll cookie dough in cinnamon sugar topping (enclosed) and place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes and remove from cookie sheet onto a wire rack before adding the frosting.
  • Make the frosting: In a medium sized bowl, mix powdered sugar, shortening, eggnog, vanilla extract and nutmeg together until smooth. 
  • Frost top of cookies as desired. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon sugar.