Friday, October 29, 2010

Eggnog Snickerdoodles- Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Chrismas Cookies

Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

Eggnog Snickerdoodles



Two of my favorites, okay well I have a lot of favorites but eggnog...oh yeah, it's at the top of the favorites list.  Then snickerdoodles..one of my "go to" cookies, there aren't many people that don't like snickerdoodles.  When I saw this recipe I just had to give it a try and I am not disappointed at all.  They are scrumptious!!  They are so good that I only allowed 6 to be eaten, the rest are hiding in the freezer for the holidays.  (Yes, all 6 were gone immediately)  Give them a try, their crispy outside and chewy inside are hard to resist.


Eggnog Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 eggs (or Ener G egg replacer)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. rum extract (I used 1/2 tsp.)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground nutmeg



In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs (or egg replacer) and extract. 


 Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.



In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg and remaining sugar.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar mixture.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. (I always spray my cookie sheets)



Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes (I baked mine at 375 degrees for 10 minutes and they were great, your choice) or until lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool.


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22 comments:

  1. I will be making these!!! yum!

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  2. I love egg nog! i am going to make these too!

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  3. These are light and fluffy looking and oh how good they look, also.

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  4. These really sound like an incredible snickerdoodle. If only I had some rum flavoring I'd make these.

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  5. Yum! I'm not sold on the rum extract, but otherwise they look great!

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  6. It never ceases to amaze me how all of us bloggers are on the same wavelength. Just Wednesday, I bought a quarts of egg nog to make Egg Nog Snickerdoodles! I am not kidding! Yours look awesome, so I can't wait to bake mine.

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  7. What the eggnog flavor predominant?

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  8. You are so right! Snickerdoodles are awesome! These sound delicious!

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  9. U have these stocked in the freezer. That's some willpower. THis sounds amazing! thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh egg nog - it's one of my favorites! I look forward to the holidays simply because that's when the cartons of egg nog arrive. Now I'll have to try these!

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  11. What a great flavor combination!

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  12. Katherine, I believe you are asking what makes the eggnog flavor predominant? It's the nutmeg and rum flavoring.
    Louanne, can't wait for your recipe!
    Thanks everyone for stopping by!!

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  13. In that last photo I just want to reach in there and pull out that front cookie...LOL They look very appealing!

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  14. What a great idea to give a classic a holiday twist!! YUM

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  15. I cant wait for eggnog to his the store shelves. I would love a tall glass with some of these babies!

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  16. Pass one my way please - I'm dying to try some eggnog!

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  17. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites too. How fun to combined it with egg nog.

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  18. These sound and look fan-tab-u-lous! I will be adding these to my baking list for the holidays.

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  19. Oh how yummy! Adding the flavor of eggnog to snickerdoodles sounds like a really good idea, I'll have to try it :-)

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