Rum-Pum-Pum Thumbprints

Looking for a delicious dessert? Then check out these pretty rum flavored butter cookies baked with a nutty twist – fill centre with colored frosting.

  • prep time 1 hr 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 54

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
egg
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
teaspoons rum extract
2
cups All Purpose Flour
1
teaspoon nutmeg

Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon rum extract
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
Food color, if desired
  • 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup butter and brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and 2 teaspoons rum extract; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour and nutmeg; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With thumb, make imprint in center of each cookie.
  • 3 Bake at 325°F. for 11 to 14 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • 4 In small bowl, blend all frosting ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spoon or pipe about 1/2 teaspoon frosting into center of each cookie.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    45mg
    45%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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