Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 4 dozen
Very yummy! I doubled the recipe, and only got 41 cookies using my melon baller, though. I will tweak it next time, up the butter to 3/4 cup, double the nutmeg and rum ext. The rum flavored buttercream is awesome!
Made these for my Christmas plates this year. I doubled the recipe and only got 56 cookies. the cookies are time consuming. I added extra nutmeg to the dough, as it was a personal preference. I only dipped half of the cookies in the nuts. I baked some cookies with the nuts on the bottom and some with the nuts on the tops. My thumbprint "baked out" so I only had a very slight indentation on top of the cookies so the filling become more of a frosting. I was pleased with the flavor and will probably make again.
Do these cookies have to be refrigerated, as there is milk in the frosting? They are delicious!!
Very, very delicious, but a lot of work for 28 cookies. I would say 1 inch balls were too large! Try smaller balls. I also had to use additional nuts. And I doubled the rum extract in the frosting.
One little thing from the original recipe, this one FORGOT to sprinkle nutmeg on top to give it the "rum plus nutmeg" eggnog taste, after piping the filling. I've been making these for years and it is one of my friends' and family's favorite cookie.
My boss brought us some of these the nuts and frosting was a great combo but sweet.
Maybe I did something wrong, but I made a batch & a half, and still didn't get 4 dozen cookies out of this recipe. I needed more nuts, too. The cookies were very yummy, though!
I love the flavor of eggnog. So this cookie is my favorite and I intend to make it for the cookie exchange with friends this year. It will take top honors as the best at the party.
This cookie recipe is basically the same as one that I've made for years called P'Nut Sittn' Pretties. However, the eggnog cream was to die for! My dad, who isn't a big sweets fan, raved about these. We were licking the bowl that the cream was made in. Yummy!
The filling was very good. Made for the Holidays. Would double the recipe next year these are pretty cute little things. One substitution I made was rum cream instead of rum extract I didn't have any.