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Egg Nog Thumbprint Cookies

Categories: Cookies

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These cookies contain the same spices used in eggnog and the rum extract really helps to give the flavor of eggnog in the frosting.


  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar packed
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 lg. eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 c. confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp. rum or rum extract
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg


Cookie Dough Preparation: Cream 3/4 cup butter with both varieties of sugars, egg, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour and Clabber Girl Baking Powder and incorporate dry mix into creamed mixture; mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until dough is manageable.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets, making thumbprint wells in center of each. Bake for 12 minutes. If wells close during baking time, make new ones as soon as you remove the cookies from the oven. Cool on wire rack.

Filling Preparation: Combine filling ingredients and spoon or pipe into cooled cookies. Sprinkle with nutmeg for garnish.

Revised 12/14.