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Rumprint Cookies

This image courtesy of Chicago Tribune

Rebecca Gottfred, 1994 first-place winner, made these cookies with her sister in their annual pre-Christmas baking session. Both of their families declared them a yearly must. The recipe doubles and triples easily, and the baked cookies freeze well.

Preparation Time1 hr 30 min

Cooking Time12 min

Cooking MethodBaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe CourseDessert, Snack

Dietary ConsiderationKosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian

EquipmentElectric Mixer

MealSnack, Tea

Taste and TextureButtery, Sweet

Type of DishCookie, Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (10 2/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼–½ teaspoon nutmeg or to taste
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • ½–1 teaspoon rum extract or to taste
  • Nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. Beat butter in large bowl of electric mixer until light; beat in sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and salt; beat well. Stir in flour and nutmeg until well mixed. Refrigerate dough, covered, 1 hour.

  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheets ready.

  3. Shape dough into 1-inch diameter balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Press down centers with thumb. Bake until barely golden, about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

  4. For filling, beat butter until light. Beat in confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Add rum extract to taste. Beat well. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip with the filling. Pipe a star into the center of each cookie. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Chill until filling firms, 15 minutes.

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