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These cookies embody all the flavors of eggnog in a sweet little bite. Rich butter cream, spiced rum, and nutmeg combine for a cookie everyone will love!

Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies embody all the flavors of eggnog in a sweet little bite. Rich butter cream, spiced rum, and nutmeg combine for a cookie everyone will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author adapted from Valerie's Kitchen

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum or 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • Ground nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Sil-Pat or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together 3/4 cup butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; mix to combine. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Scoop tablespoonfuls of cookie dough, and roll into balls. Using the back of a teaspoon measuring spoon, make indentations in the middle of each circle.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  6. In a small bowl, beat together 1/2 cup butter, powdered sugar, and rum until smooth. Transfer frosting to a piping bag. Pipe a dollop of frosting into the indentation of each cookie. Sprinkle with a little ground nutmeg to finish.