Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Egg Nog Thumbprint Cookies

I stole this photo and recipe off Blessed Mama of 3's blog. We tried them and they were good.

Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies
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Ingredients

3/4 C Butter or margarine
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C Packed brown sugar
1 Egg
1/4 tsp Salt
2 C All-purpose flour
1/4 C Butter or margarine
2/3 C Sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 Tb Rum
*Ground nutmeg*
You may substitute 2 Tb milk and 1/4 tsp rum extract for the rum.

Directions

In a large mixer bowl, beat 3/4 C butter or margarine until softened.Add sugar and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.Add egg, vanilla, salt, and beat well.Add flour and beat until well mixed.Cover and chill for about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Shape into 1 inch balls.Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.Press down centers with thumb.Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until done.Remove and cool completely.

For the filling, in a small mixer bowl beat 1/4 C butter or margarine until softened.Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.Add rum and beat well.Spoon about 1/2 tsp of filling into the center of each cookie.Sprinkle with nutmeg.Chill until filling is firm.

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