Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing holiday week because holiday stress is no fun, am I right? I am making a few last minute cookies over here and last night I made what my boys are calling “the BEST Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies ever”!
They are so easy to make and just melt in your mouth delicious – I can’t wait to share them with family and friends this week.
Now I know there are two “eggnog camps” out there. You pretty much love it or not and we are also a house divided. Well, to be fair, none of us don’t like it. My boys and Mr. Claire absolutely love it. I like it but can’t drink too much of it at one time.
As opposed to our oldest who would knock back a carton in one sitting because… youth.
These cookies really give you the eggnog flavor without being over the top so they are truly my new favorite thing.
It all comes down to great eggnog, by the way. Some people make their own and that’s wonderful but I really don’t need one more thing on my “to do” list so I just buy it and have it ready to go.
I have had the immense pleasure of working with International Delight this past year developing so many new and delicious recipes and I had NO idea that they also offered eggnog until recently. It’s so good and these cookies are another great way to showcase the amazing flavors that they offer.
The photography session was kind of funny because I kept trying to take a bite out of a cookie for one of my pictures and I was never happy with the way the “bitten cookie” looked so after eating 10 cookies in a row I just gave up on that altogether. They are scrumptious and now I may need to run a lap around the block. Or five.
Hey, it’s the holidays!!
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, plus more for dusting
- 1 cup white sugar, plus more for dusting
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp rum extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350*
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg (the dusting part will come in later) and set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, cream together the sugars and butter until creamy.
- Add eggnog, vanilla and egg yolks and beat at medium speed until completely combined.
- Add the flour mixture a 1/2 cup at a time and beat at low speed until just incorporated.
- Drop by teaspoons onto a baking sheet (parchment paper is great if you have it), 1 inch apart.
- In a small bowl, add 2 tsp each of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and lightly dust each cookie ball with the mixture.
- Bake for 23-25 minutes or until edges turn light brown.
- Transfer cookies to wire baking racks to cool.
These are definitely a new holiday tradition over here and it’s not too late to whip up a batch for Christmas or New Year’s Eve!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.