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Eggnog Thumbprints Recipe
Eggnog Thumbprints Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Eggnog Thumbprints Recipe

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Says Mary Ann Ludwig of Edwardsville, Illinois, “These cute cookie bites always get a recipe request. They make special holiday gifts and freeze well, too.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 82 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour, salt and nutmeg and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; dip in egg whites, then roll in walnuts. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  3. Using a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-in. indentation in the center of each ball. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until center is set. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  4. For filling, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired. Pipe about 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Eggnog Thumbprints in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 82 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Eggnog Thumbprints

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

One little thing from the original recipe, this one FORGOT to sprinkle nutmeg on top to give it the "rum plus nutmeg" eggnog taste, after piping the filling. I've been making these for years and it is one of my friends' and family's favorite cookie.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

My boss brought us some of these the nuts and frosting was a great combo but sweet.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

Maybe I did something wrong, but I made a batch & a half, and still didn't get 4 dozen cookies out of this recipe. I needed more nuts, too. The cookies were very yummy, though!

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

I love the flavor of eggnog. So this cookie is my favorite and I intend to make it for the cookie exchange with friends this year. It will take top honors as the best at the party.

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