If you have approximately 40 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Eggnog Thumbprints might be a spectacular lacto ovo vegetarian recipe to try. One serving contains 59 calories, 1g of protein, and 3g of fat. For 11 cents per serving, you get a dessert that serves 48. This recipe from Taste of Home requires sugar, food coloring, milk, and vanillan extract. It will be a hit at your Christmas event. Users who liked this recipe also liked Eggnog Thumbprints, Eggnog Thumbprints, and Eggnog Chocolate Chip Bread with Brown Butter Eggnog Glaze.
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.
Recommended wine: Cream Sherry, Madeira, Prosecco, Port, Moscato Dasti
Cream Sherry, Madeira, and Prosecco are great choices for Thumbprint Cookie. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. You could try NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry. Reviewers quite like it with a 5 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 19 dollars per bottle.
NV Johnson Estate Cream SherryVery aromatic with notes of hazelnut, vanilla, and a touch of oak followed by sweet raisins and a touch of yeast. Clean lasting finish. Good now but will reward those allow it to age"". A favorite pre-prandial beverage. Consider it with nuts before dinner as an aperitif, or after dinner with dessert, especially chocolates and fruit-based desserts. Also wonderful on cold afternoons, served with biscotti to dip in ""Italian-style"". "