Awesome! You are still reading, that means you are an eggnog lover, let’s face it eggnog haters have abandoned us by now. Our beloved holiday drink became “the” holiday drink in America when it arrived from Europe in the 1700s. The colonies had many farms, which is a fresh and constant supply of milk and eggs. America, back then, also had an excellent supply of cheap rum… enter Eggnog! The origins of the word “nog” is still somewhat a mystery. However, many claim it is from “grog”, which is a strong beer, or “noggin”, a wooden cup, then shortened to “nog”. In any event, the origins are not as delicious as the drink!
This snickerdoodle is super easy to make and tastes delicious. I typically use “unspiked” eggnog, meaning eggnog without the bourbon, whiskey, or rum. Keep this in mind when you are baking these for minors, if you do use the adult version of eggnog you are not baking them long enough to bake the alcohol content out of them. This might be great for an adult party, but please use the non-alcoholic eggnog for minors.
I also typically use store-bought eggnog, now I just triggered eggnog purists to lose their minds! Sorry! If you do prefer to make your own eggnog, by all means, please do. I know that Alton Brown has an amazing recipe for Eggnog and that guy is an eggnog expert!