The Old Tattered Flag

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 3 of "the 12 Cookies of Christmas"

Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies (these are so delicious)

3/4 cup butter, softened                           1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup white sugar                              1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar         1 cup confectioners sugar
1 egg                                                  1 tablespoon rum
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract             1 pinch ground nutmeg
2 cups flour  
                 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a Medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Combine flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture by hand to form a soft dough.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Make an indentation in the center of each cookie using your finger or thumb.
Bake for 12 minutes in preheated oven.  Cool completely.
In a small bowl mix together 1/4 cup butter, confectioners sugar and rum.  Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls of filling onto cookies.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.                 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.