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 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(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; 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.