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Eggnog Thumbprints

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Category: Holiday, Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 2/3 c Butter or margarine
  • 1/2 c Granulated sugar
  • 1/8 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 2 Egg whites; slightly beaten
  • 1 c Walnuts; finely chopped
  • 1/4 c Butter or margarine
  • 1 c Powdered sugar; sifted
  • 1 ts Rum or 1/4 teaspoon rum
  • -extract
  • 1 ts Milk; (1 to 2)
  • Ground nutmeg


1. BEAT the 2/3 cup butter or margarine in a mixing bowl with an electric
mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and the
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg: beat till combined. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
Beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden
spoon. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or till easy to

2. SHAPE into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in egg whites, then in chopped
walnuts. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Press centers
with your thumb. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till
edges are lightly browned, cool on wire racks.

3. FOR FILLING, beat the 1/4 cup butter or margarine till softened. Add
powdered sugar and beat till fluffy. Beat in rum or rum extract and enough
milk to make of spreading consistency. Spoon or pipe about 1/2 teaspoon
filling into center of each cookie. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

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