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Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookie Recipe with white chocolate.

Let’s talk Christmas Cookies, Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies to be exact. Rich chewy gingerbread rolled in sugar, then filled with eggnog and white chocolate. I can’t tell you exactly how many I ate. All I will say is they were thoroughly taste tested for your future enjoyment.

Eggnog is one of those holiday cocktails you either have a fondness for or you don’t. It just so happens that I LOVE EGGNOG! Boozey or not, I look forward to cold nog all year long. Sprinkle a glass withย  cinnamon to pair with warm cookies and we’ve got a holiday party:)

Eggnog served with gingerbread cookies

5 Reasons to make Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies:

  1. After eating a couple, you will never be able to go a Christmas without them!
  2. They bake in 7 minutes!
  3. Filled thumbprint cookies give your taste buds double texture satisfaction.
  4. You will be the cookie queen/king at your next holiday party.
  5. Santa will be so impressed you left him something other than chocolate chip, that you may find an extra present under the tree.

 

Eggnog Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Tips for making Thumbprint Cookies:

  • Use softened butter, not melted.
  • Beat your butter and dark brown sugar together first until creamy.
  • Chill your cookie dough for 30-45 minutes before rolling into balls. This will help the cookies keep their shape and spread less in the oven.
  • Use a rounded teaspoon measuring spoon to press a perfect ‘thumbprint’ into your cookie dough.
  • Don’t bake cookies until they are hard. Bring them out of the oven while still slightly soft. They will firm as they cool.
  • Once out of the oven, take your teaspoon and gently press down your ‘thumbprint’ again. Don’t go lower than halfway through cookie.
  • Let cookies cool completely before filling with eggnog white chocolate.
  • Warm you eggnog and combine with white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1.5 minutes in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. (You can also use a double boiler if preferred.)
  • Transfer eggnog white chocolate to a piping bag. Pipe into thumbprint of cooled cookies. ( A spoon work too!)
  • Set cookies in the fridge for chocolate to set.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon!
  • Store cookies in an air tight container at room temp or in the fridge.

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Gingerbread thumbprint cookie recipe with white chocolate and eggnog
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Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies made with molasses, maple syrup, eggnog, and white chocolate. Perfect holiday cookie recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chai cookies, eggnog, gingerbread, thumbprint cookie, white chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
dough chilling time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 28 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 3 Cups (375 g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 10 Tbsp Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup (100 g) Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup (125 ml) Molasses
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Topping

  • 1/4 Cup ( 50 g) Granulated Sugar for rolling dough balls

Eggnog White Chocolate

  • 2 Cups (350 g) White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup (60 ml) Eggnog

Instructions

Cookie Dough

  1. In a large bowl sift your flour and hand whisk in baking soda, spices, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, (or large bowl with hand mixer) beat together softened butter with brown sugar until creamy.
  3. Add egg, molasses, and maple syrup to the butter mixture. Mix together on medium until combined. (Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with spatula to incorporate all ingredients.)
  4. Add flour mixture a third at a time, making sure its well mixed before adding the next third.

  5. Once smooth cookie dough is formed, place bowl in fridge and chill your cookie dough for 30-45 minutes before rolling into balls. (This will help the cookies keep their shape and spread less in the oven.)
  6. Preheat Oven to 350 F (176 C)and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. (I had to bake two sets of cookie sheets for a total of 28 cookies.)

  7. Measure 1 Tbsp or 1.5 Tbsp of cookie dough, using a spoon or small ice cream scoop.
  8. Roll cookie dough into small balls with your hands. Place each cookie dough ball into a bowl with the granulated sugar, roll around for a light coating.

  9. Next, place dough balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

  10. Use a rounded 'tsp' measuring spoon to press a perfect 'thumbprint' into your cookie dough. (only press halfway down)

  11. Bake cookies for 6-7 minutes until almost cooked. These were perfect at exactly 7 minutes for me.
  12. Don't bake cookies until they are hard. Bring them out of the oven while still slightly soft. They will firm as they cool.
  13. Once out of the oven, take your teaspoon and gently press down your 'thumbprint' again. Don't go lower than halfway through cookie.
  14. Let cookies cool completely before filling with eggnog white chocolate.

Eggnog White Chocolate Filling

  1. Warm the eggnog and combine with white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1.5 minutes in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.(You can also use a double boiler if preferred.)

  2. Transfer eggnog white chocolate to a piping bag. Pipe into thumbprint of cooled cookies.
  3. Set cookies in the fridge for chocolate to set.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon!
  5. Store cookies in an air tight container at room temperature or in the fridge.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Allison C
    December 3, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    These look amazing! Since Iโ€™d like to make them ahead for a cookie exchange, can they be refrigerated or frozen? How long will they keep at room temperature?

    • Reply
      Jenn
      December 3, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      I would refrigerate in an air-tight container for about 7 days or freeze for up to 30 days.

  • Reply
    Jordan M
    December 4, 2018 at 8:44 am

    These cookies were so good and simple! Took them in for a work cookie exchange, and people were already sneaking them away before the exchange. Plus my husband was disappointed we couldn’t keep them all and asked for me to make another batch. This recipe was super moist, the tweaks were super helpful and the gingerbread flavor is perfect! I did tweak the recipe slightly to make them gluten free. Using the recommended 375 grams of flour, I used Cup4Cup. Then to ensure they got some height and maintained elasticity, I added 3/4 tsp xantham gum and increased the baking soda to 2 & 3/4 tsp baking soda. Otherwise, kept everything exactly the same.

    I can’t wait to make these again – probably within a week! Thanks for the great recipe Jenn!

    • Reply
      Jenn
      December 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much Jordan!!! Happy you like them:)

  • Reply
    Steph
    December 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Just made these tonight and they are FANTASTIC! I kept stealing them before I packed them up (you know, just the ugly ones that the topping leaked over on)โ€”new favorite Christmas cookie!

    • Reply
      Jenn
      December 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      Hey Steph! so glad you like them!! haha! Merry Christmas!!

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