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  • Serves: 2 dozen cookies

Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

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Category: Holiday, Kids, Cookies, Eggs

 Ingredients List

  • Cookies:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum (or ¼ teaspoon rum extract)
  • Ground nutmeg, for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Sil-Pat or parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat together ¾ cup butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; mix to combine. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.

4. Scoop tablespoonfuls of cookie dough, and roll into balls. Using the back of a teaspoon measuring spoon, make indentations in the middle of each circle.

5. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

6. In a small bowl, beat together ½ cup butter, powdered sugar, and rum until smooth. Transfer frosting to a piping bag. Pipe a dollop of frosting into the indentation of each cookie. Sprinkle with a little ground nutmeg to finish.

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