Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to meet up with some amazing women from around Kansas City for a foodie cookie exchange! And wow, these are some pretty awesome ladies! (and the cookies were pretty darn amazing too!)

From fellow food bloggers, website creators, and deal experts, I felt really lucky to be able to meet such talented people and get to talk about what we all love – food!

I also have to thank our hosts again for putting on such a great event and treating us all to delightful appetizers, a great atmosphere, and even a piano that played itself – so cool!

I know I am just in the baby steps of my blogging and culinary adventure, but I am loving every part of it and everything I have been able to learn so far. Please check out the blogs and sites of these talented KCers. They have lots of yummy cooking & cookie recipes, plus amazing tips!

And, if you like cookies that taste just like eggnog. These are just for you!

Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Rum
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg for sprinkling on top
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, cream 3.4 cup butter and add white & brown sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla, then add to the butter mixture. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour and salt. Then slowly add mix into the butter mixture until well mixed.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Make thumbprint in each cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. To make the frosting – mix room temperature 1/4 cup butter and confectioners sugar and rum. Using a pastry bag (or you can use a plastic sandwich bag with a corner clipped). Fill with frosting and use it to fill in the thumprint in each cookie. Mix nutmeg and pinch of cinnamon together, then sprinkle over the tops of each cookie.
  6. Let the cookies set for 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container.

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7 Responses to “Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies”

  1. Michelle says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun! Your cookies are a perfect holiday addition to a cookie exchange or gathering.

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  3. Roxanne says:

    These cookies were delicious! I am so glad to expand my holiday baking file to include this recipe.
    It was such a delight meeting you! Merry Christmas!

  4. Deborah says:

    I see all kinds of lovely cookie pictures and am only finding a recipe for one of the cookies shown. Why don’t you have recipes for all cookies shown?