Eggnog Thumbprints

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  • Published Jun 8th
  • Ready In1h
  • Servings48
  • Calories77
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.

Eggnog Thumbprints Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Eggnog Thumbprints for 48 servings:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

Eggnog Thumbprints Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook12m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Eggnog Thumbprints, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Eggnog Thumbprints is about 12 minutes , and you can serve your Eggnog Thumbprints within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Eggnog Thumbprints easily:

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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. 3 Bake for 12 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 77 calories; 4 grams of fat; 9.7 grams of carbohydrates; 0.7 gram of protein; 14 milligrams of cholesterol; 41 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 3rd 2012

    This is the second year I have made these for my Christmas trays and we love them. The food editor at the Las Vegas Journal requested a special Christmas cookie to feature and this one immed ...

  2. Dec 2nd 2011

    Wow! I just tried one of these and they are amazing! I used a full teaspoon of vanilla but followed as directed otherwise. Used the end of a wooden spoon to make indentation and baked on p ...

  3. Dec 25th 2010

    I am sort of on the fence about these cookies. Like some others, my main problem is with the cookie base. They turn out too dense--not tender enough for my liking. I think I would look for a ...

  4. Dec 21st 2008

    I have been searching for the perfect egg nog cookie recipe for 6 years... and I this is by far my favorite. I have made 2 batches. The dough comes out beautifully. I think next time I ma ...

  5. Dec 7th 2007

    The frosting makes the cookie on this one. Be sure to follow the recipe and let the cookies cool completely before frosting or your buttery frosting will melt! Oh, and PS, I only got 30 coo ...

  6. Dec 3rd 2005

    I have been making these cookies since 2000, and every year, they are my biggest request. My family literally beg me to make them. The cookies are simple, but combined with the flavorful f ...

  7. Dec 20th 2003

    WOW! I almost didn't try this recipe after reading some of the unfavorable reviews, but I am SO glad I tried it. A couple of things that maybe would have tripped me up might be helpful to ...

  8. Dec 16th 2002

    I made some of these to bring to a Christmas party and to work. People at both ends raved about them! They really do taste like eggnog and the "filling" (more like frosting really) has a g ...

  9. Dec 23rd 2001

    Very good cookie!! It's true - it's not very colorful, but the taste was wonderful! If you're having trouble spooning the filling into the cookie, use a decorating tube, or a plastic sandw ...