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These petite cookies rolled in walnuts make terrific holiday gifts or a special treat for your crew.

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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1 – 2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • additional nutmeg

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla.  In another bowl, whisk flour, salt, and nutmeg.  Gradually beat into the creamed mixture.  Refrigerate covered for 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy.  Place walnuts in another shallow bowl.  Dip the dough balls into the eggs whites and roll in walnuts.
  3. Place 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheets.  Press a 1/2-inch deep indention in the center of each cookie with your thumb.  Bake 10 – 12 minutes until set.  Carefully remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For the filling, in a small bowl, beat the butter and extract until creamy.  Beat in the confectioners sugar and enough milk to reach a spreading consistency.  Continue to beat for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.  If desired, beat in food coloring.  Fill each cookie with 1/2 teaspoon of filling.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!

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