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Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

6-1/2 dozen

It simply wouldn't be Christmas without these melt-in-your-mouth cookies on my platter! They have a lovely eggnog flavor and look great with their crunchy tops. The aroma while they bake is as delectable as their taste.
Eggnog Snickerdoodles Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg and remaining sugar. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 57 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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