Zucchini and Cream Thumbprint Cookies

Zucchini and Cream Thumbprint Cookies

Blogger Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen makes molasses-zucchini thumbprint cookies with a cool cream cheese center.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

2

dozen

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker® molasses cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
small zucchini, grated
1
whole egg
4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
egg white
1/2
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting (from 1-lb container)
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/4
cup ground or finely chopped walnuts
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter, zucchini and whole egg until blended. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make indentation.
  2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg white with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spoon 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture in center of each cookie.
  3. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown and centers are set. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in cinnamon and almond extract. Spoon frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to drizzle frosting over cookies. Sprinkle with walnuts. Let stand until frosting is set.
Makes 2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Garnish these pretty cookies with fresh raspberries for a bit of extra color.
These cookies keep well when covered and stored in the refrigerated up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.