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Rum-Pum-Pum Thumbprints

Rum-Pum-Pum Thumbprints
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 54
Looking for a delicious dessert? Then check out these pretty rum flavored butter cookies baked with a nutty twist – fill centre with colored frosting.
Updated November 1, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • The end of a wooden spoon works like a thumb to indent each of these small rum-flavored cookies. If any indentions fill in during baking, indent them again immediately upon removing the cookie from the oven.
  • Baked cookies can b be frozen before they are filled. Or fill the cookies and freeze them on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Then pack frozen filled cookies between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.
  • Divide the frosting into several small bowls and make each portion a different color.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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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