Eggnog snowball cookies are my latest holiday obsession and so easy to make. These eggnog cookies are made with eggnog spices and they are melt in your mouth delicious. This eggnog cookie recipe is easy to make and the perfection addition to any gathering.
About these eggnog cookies
Eggnog cookies are a tradition in our home at the holidays. Each holiday season we make this eggnog cookie recipe along with our Italian pizzelle and citrus snowball cookies and that is all we need for the season 🙂
These eggnog cookies are made with with a delicious spice blend of cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. The turmeric give it that beautiful color!
The best part about these eggnog cookie balls is you do not need any eggnog, just the eggnog spices.
PRO-TIP: You can make a double batch (4 discs) of these eggnog cookies and keep them in my refrigerator. Just take 1 disc of dough out and bake each evening.
Eggnog flavor in these cookies
For the flavor in these eggnog snowball cookies, they literally melt in your mouth and taste just like you are eating eggnog. There is actually no eggnog in this recipe, just the spices that you would find in eggnog.
There is enough butter to carry that same rich flavor you would find in eggnog so you aren't missing a thing. Another thing that I love about this eggnog cookie recipe is it does not have a lot of sugar in the dough.
Most of the sugar in this recipe is added when we roll them in powdered sugar when they are done baking. You can add more or less powdered sugar to these cookies based on your preference.
How much does this eggnog cookie recipe make
This recipe makes a good amount of eggnog snowball cookies, around 40 snowballs. You can easily half the recipe to make less or store half of the dough in the refrigerator or freezer for another time.
If you like easy no cutout cookie recipes like this, you may also want to check out my Easy Citrus Snowball Cookies or my Sprinkle Sugar Cookies recipe. If you would like more eggnog inspiration, you would love my homemade eggnog.
Give this recipe a try and I'm sure it will be part of your cookie rotation during the holidays for years to come!
Eggnog Snowball Cookies
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- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 2 sticks
- 2 cups Unbleached all purpose flour sifted
- ¼ cup powdered sugar sifted
- ¼ cup organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt or ¼ teaspoon regular salt
- 1 tablespoon of eggnog spice mix see below
Eggnog Spice Mix
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Sugar to roll cookies in after Baking
- ½ cup powdered sugar sifted
Making the Dough
- Add all of your ingredients for the cookie dough into a large bowl and mix on low speed with a stand mixer or hand mixer for 1 minute
- Increase the speed after a minute to medium speed and continue mixing until all the dough comes together and forms a ball (about 2 minutes)
- Once the dough has come together, divide it into 2 balls
- Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and flatten with your hand into a disc shape. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight
Making the Snowball Shapes
- Remove dough and place on the counter for about 30 minutes before you are ready to start making your cookies.
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
- When ready to bake, pull small chunks off of your dough disc, about 1 teaspoon full and roll the dough in your hands into little balls. If the dough is crumbling just squeeze it in your hands to warm it a bit and re-roll.
- Place on a cookie sheet about ½ inch apart
- Keep doing this until all of the dough is rolled
- Bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until you just begin to see the bottoms start to brown. I like to lift up a cookie after baking for ten minutes and check the bottom for doneness.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Rolling in powdered sugar
- Add your powdered sugar into a shallow large bowl.
- Now gently roll and flip the cookies around in the powdered sugar coating them evenly.
- Once this is done, remove them from the sugar and place on to a cooling rack.
- Continue this until all of the cookies are coated in sugar.
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This recipe worked well, comes together quickly and easily. I didn’t have turmeric and instead used common eggnog spices of Nutmeg and Allspice along with the Cinnamon and Ginger. The flavor profile was spot on.
Thanks for sharing! We are so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Loved the spices in these. So warm