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Eggnog Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Snowmen | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Eggnog Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Snowmen

Made with a simple cookie base, I used a little cream cheese in my dough to keep the snickerdoodles extra soft and doughy. I then rolled each dough ball in my homemade chai sugar and placed one smaller dough ball on top of a larger one to create a snowman. Simple, fun & delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, easy recipe, festive food
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 278kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

Chai Spice

Eggnog Frosting

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. 
    3. Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl beat together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just fully combined.
    4. To make the chai spice sugar. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, all-spice, and cardamom.
    5. Roll the dough into two sizes of balls. 16 (1 1/2 inch, about 1 tablespoon) size balls, and 16 (3/4 inch, about 2 teaspoons) size balls. Then generously roll through the chai sugar. 
    6. To make the snowmen, place 1 smaller baller and 1 larger ball together with the edges touching on the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies 2 inches apart. Repeat with the remaining dough balls. Transfer to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are just starting to set around the edges. Let cool completely. 
    7. To make the frosting, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggnog and nutmeg, beat to combine. 
    8. To frost the cooled cookies. Place half a mini Reese's atop the snowman's head. Decorate as desired with candies and melted chocolate. 

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.8mg