Eggnog Thumbprints

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Moving on...

Ok, so I have to admit...I love pumpkin. A lot. You may have noticed that from September to (almost) December I'm slightly obsessed with all things pumpkin. See?

Exhibit A: Banana Pumpkin Bread
Exhibit B: Pumpkin Dip
Exhibit C: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
Exhibit D: Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Exhibit E: Pumpkin Muffins

Yeah, it's a problem. But if there is a support group for this, I don't want to know about it. I will always love pumpkin....until the day after Thanksgiving. Now I have a new first love, eggnog.

Now let me clarify this a bit. I really like the flavor of eggnog, but don't like to drink it. Hubby thinks that I don't like to drink it because it is high in fat, which is true...but I believe it is more than that. I don't know what, but I'm always a bit weirded out by how thick it is!

But mmmm, I love it.

Especially in this form:

This ice cream has an amazing taste with nutrition stats to match. A 1/2 cup for 110 calories? Yes please! 
I guess what I am trying to say, is get ready for a whole lot of eggnog related recipes!  (Sorry for those who don't like this holiday treat...I promise to share other things too!) 

So let's get this party started! 

Recipe from Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened (I used 1/3 light butter and 1/3 regular)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour, salt and nutmeg and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; dip in egg whites, then roll in walnuts. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  • Using a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-in. indentation in the center of each ball. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until center is set. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  • For filling, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired. Pipe about 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie. Yield: 4 dozen.

Here's my little piping trick that I learned from Sandra Lee from Semi-Homemade. Maybe you all already do this and I'm just a slow learner...but I thought I would share on the off chance that it might help someone!

Ok, so do you ever feel like you just need another hand when you're filling your pastry bag?!

There you go. Problem solved. Place your pastry bag (or ziplock as the case may be) in a large cup and fold the edge over to prevent mess. Done and done.

Now take a look at these lovelies!


Tomorrow I hope to have something crafty to share with you! 
Thanks for visiting! 


  1. They Look so Yummy! and a perfect bite size too! Just right for the person who nibbles every time they walk through or into the kitchen lol

  2. Ha! Im the same way! I have to cut it with milk and even then I would rather not drink it but I love it (my freezer is already stocked) I can not wait to make these! Congrats on the fallowing!

  3. I'm not much of an eggnog girl but those do sure look good!
    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Those sound fabulous! I actually don't love eggnog, but love it in baked goods. I'll have to try these!

  5. I love pumpkin as much as you! But eggnog is also tasty...just very unhealthy! These look so yummy!

  6. Um, drool is right! I am going to have to try that recipe for sure!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  7. These look delicious! I heart all things Nog-related as well. :) Thanks for sharing!

  8. These look AMAZING!!!!! I'll be trying thse out for sure! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day! http://sewcahtty.blogspot.com

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  10. I love egg nog! i cant wait for ur next eggnog related posts. THese look wonderfully delicious!

  11. Love eggnog too! These look delicious.

  12. Oh, they sound so yummy! I will have to try this recipe! Try cutting your eggnog with 7-Up! It makes it fizzy and cuts the thickness....I think I may just go have some right now!

  13. I don't like to drink eggnog either, but I like the flavor. These look really yummy!


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