Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

These cookies will be the toast of the party.. be ready to give out the recipe.
Filled with butter, walnuts, and nutmeg with a touch of eggnog..Mmmm. Very dainty.Can shower with sprinkles for the holidays, or school colors, if the spirit moves you!


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Serves:

makes about 34 cookies

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DOUGH:

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
3/4 c
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 large
whole egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
finely chopped walnuts
1 large
egg white, lightly beaten

FILLING:

6 Tbsp
soft butter
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
eggnog or regular milk
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
nutmeg
1 1/4 c
finely chopped nuts,to roll cookies in (more if needed)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
DOUGH:
Mix flour and nutmeg in a medium bowl;set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.Add whole egg, egg yolk and vanilla; mix well.
Gradually beat in flour mixture on low until well incorporated. Stir in nuts. Chill dough for 30 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.
2
Preheat oven to 375^. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in beaten egg white then in nuts. Place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart. (chill remaining dough while baking each batch of cookies).
3
Bake 10 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven. Immediately make an indentation in center of each cookie by gently pressing with back of a small spoon or a honey dipper spool. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to paper or wire rack to cool completely before filling centers.
4
EGGNOG FILLING:
Beat the butter in medium bowl until soften; gradually beat in powdered sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggnog or milk,extract and nutmeg. Pipe or spoon about 1/2 teaspoon filling into center of each cooled cookie. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg, sprinkles nuts, coconut,mini chocolate chips.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy