Eggnog Thumbprints


Every year I have such grand dreams of baking these fabulous cookies, these intricate creations that are beautifully decorated and look really fancy…but I always fall back on the old favorites.  These, however, I tried for the first time this Christmas, and they were delicious!

Eggnog Thumbprints


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rum *


  • In a large mixer bowl beat 3/4 cup butter till softened. Add sugar and brown sugar and beat til fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and salt and beat well. Add flour and beat til well mixed. Cover and chill about 1 hour or till 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 about 12 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.
  • For filling, in a small mixer bowl beat 1/4 cup butter til softened. Add powdered sugar and beat till fluffy. Add rum and beat well. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon filling into center of each cookie. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Chill till filling is firm.
  • *You may substitute 1 tablespoon milk and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract for the rum.

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I got the recipe here:  Grumpy’s Honey Bunch


Easy Christmas Baking

Christmas Cookies!  I love them!  Here are some recipes from some of my favorites I’ve tried and a few from around the ‘net I need to.

Kentucky Sugar Cookies

Kentucky Sugar Cookies

makes 9 dozen!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; set aside.
  • 2In another large mixing bowl, beat the butter and oil. Gradually add in both the sugars until thoroughly combined.
  • 3Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla.
  • 4Add gradually to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 5Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet; bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from pan onto cooling rack


Snickerdoodle Cookies

I had a box of Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix from Tastefully Simple in the cupboard and whipped up a batch of these super simple cookies in minutes!


  • Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix from Tastefully Simple
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix packet 1, melted butter and egg. Blend until dough forms. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  2. Pour Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix packet 2 into a shallow dish. Roll dough balls in cinnamon-sugar coating.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake 11-12 minutes.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Sparkly Brownie Coins

Source: Rachael Ray


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • Edible gold dust


Using an electric mixer, cream the sugar, butter and salt at high speed until well blended, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl, add the egg and vanilla and beat for 1 minute.

Beat in the cocoa at medium speed until thoroughly blended. Add the flour and mix at low speed just until incorporated.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.

Scoop out 1 tbsp. of dough, roll into a ball and place on a prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing evenly on the pans.

Using the bottom of a drinking glass, flatten each ball into a 1/4-inch-thick round. Peel the dough off the glass; return to the pan. Dip a small paintbrush into the edible gold dust; flick onto the cookies.

Bake 1 pan at a time (refrigerate the other pan) until the cookies are set at the edges, 10 to 11 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes; transfer to racks to cool completely.

Gingerbread People

Snowman Cups

Snowmen Cookies

Ho Ho Ho!!