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)

Step-By-Step

1DOUGH:
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.

2Preheat 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).

3Bake 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.

4EGGNOG 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