Eggnog Thumbprints

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Thumbprint cookies with a delicious filling, these are perfect for Christmas. Does not use eggnog, but they have an eggnog taste. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon rum extract and 1 tablespoon milk for the rum.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon rum

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture by hand to form a soft dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Make an indention in the center of each cookie using your finger or thumb.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, and rum. Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls of filling onto cookies. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Let stand until set before storing in an airtight container.

    looking down at a bunch of eggnog thumbprint cookies
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

77 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 10mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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