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Spiced Eggnog Snowball Cookies

Spiced Eggnog Snowball Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Snowball cookies make an appearance every year at our house. Their messy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness just makes the Christmas dessert table complete!

Sometimes they’re the traditional flavor, sometimes they have peppermint candies in them, and sometimes they’re filled with eggnog and spices!

This year these spiced eggnog snowball cookies will find their place beside all of the Christmas favorites.

Easy Spiced Eggnog Snowball Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

I just purchased my first container of eggnog of the season and found myself baking with it before drinking it!

Since my snowball recipe doesn’t usually call for any liquid, I was curious how the texture and flavor would turn out when adding eggnog to the dough.

They still had that buttery, rich flavor and that melt-in-your mouth texture that you expect from a snowball cookie.

Spiced Eggnog Snowball Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

To help intensify the flavor of the eggnog, I also added in some cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

The warmth of the spices combined with the buttery cookie make these eggnog snowball cookies an obvious addition to the Christmas dessert table!

Spiced Eggnog Snowball Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Spiced Eggnog Snowball Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


For the Cookies

  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 Cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

For the Coating

  • 3/4 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, cream together butter and confectioner's sugar. Add in eggnog and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Dough will be stiff but will come together when pressed.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms just start to turn golden brown.
  5. Cool for 2-4 minutes (or until you can handle them) on baking sheet.
  6. Stir together confectioner's sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Roll cookies in sugar mixture to coat.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool completely. If sugar coating has melted into some cookies, give them another roll in the sugar mixture.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Spiced Eggnog Snowball Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction


Sunday 20th of December 2015

Are you sure they only take 7-9 minutes? It's been 12 and they aren't golden brown at all...I'm worried!


Saturday 12th of December 2015

I love snowball cookies, we make them for Christmas always. We add finely chopped nuts to ours and I was wondering if you think that would work in your eggnog chia balls? Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Sunday 6th of December 2015

I absolutely LOVE this version of snowballs!

Rachel @ Bakerita

Sunday 6th of December 2015

These sounds delicious!! I adore snowball cookies and I love that you added all those extra spices.


Sunday 6th of December 2015

Snowball cookies are our favorite during the holidays! I love that you added eggnog and all those wonderful warm spices! They're perfect!

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