Friday, December 4, 2009

12 Days of Cookies

December 04
Eggnog Thumbprints

I've always wanted to try an eggnog cookie or dessert of some kind. This recipe got great reviews, so I decided to give it try. I'm glad I did! These are so yummy! The rum frosting is delicious. I will be making these for a cookie exchange next week.


Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla and rum. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice 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. Bake for 12 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
  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.

* You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon rum extract and 1 tablespoon milk for the rum in the frosting. Omit rum in cookie.

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