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#76 – Eggnog Snickerdoodle

These cookies were the underdog that came out the winner.  This Christmas Cookie was a new recipe I developed inspired by a number of other recipes I found. I thought who’s going to reach for such a plain, ordinary looking cookie but people, never judge a cookie by its appearance. These Eggnog Snickerdoodle cookies are similar to a soft, chewy ginger cookie but with a different flavor that was pleasing to many of my guests at my Cookie Christmas Party. Many people went back for seconds and thirds.

Welcome to day #5 for the 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies! I decided to share some my family’s favorite traditional cookie recipes like Thimble Cookies (aka Bird’s Nests) and Shortbread, and also try out some new recipes like Chocolate Covered Oreos and Hugs & Kisses Cookies. If you’re not already signed up to receive email updates, might I suggest you do? You don’t want to miss out! You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

People really loved the combination of spices in these Eggnog Snickerdoodle cookies but maybe it was the maple extract that really made people swoon. The maple extract can also be replaced by run extract or omitted completed but you’ll be missing out. The crispy outer crust is compliments of the sugar and spices you roll your dough in right before baking.

And let’s talk about the name for a moment. Snickerdoodle. My daughter laughed as she tried the word for the first time. Say it with me. Snickerdoodle. Now say, Eggnog Snickerdoodle. Not only are these cookies delicious but they are fun to say. It did take my husband a few attempts before he finally remembered the name. Which he asked about every time he reached for another cookie. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Eggnog Snickerdoodle

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a separate bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with a stand mixer or hand mixer until smooth. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract and maple extract. Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined.
  3. Scoop dough and roll into 1” balls.
  4. In a small bowl combine the sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Roll each dough ball around in the sugar mixture until evenly coated. Place the balls 2-inches apart a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes. They will appear slightly under baked. Allow the cookies to cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

DianaL