Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

Pat Duran


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!


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes about 34 cookies
35 Min
10 Min


  • DOUGH:

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

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

How to Make Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies


  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.
    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.

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About Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

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

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