Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies
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Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

A buttery spiced shortbread filled with creamy eggnog-flavored cheesecake, these vegan Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies are the ultimate holiday cookie. Sure to impress!

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chill Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 112 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Spiced Cookie
Eggnog Cheesecake Filling
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  1. Start by making the eggnog cheesecake filling. In a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as needed. Add powdered sugar and spices and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. With the mixer running, slowly pour in holiday nog. Beat until smooth. Transfer to small bowl and chill for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside.

  4. Using your stand up mixer, cream together vegan butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add applesauce and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture in three batches, scraping down the sides in between. Mix until all flour is hydrated and the dough is uniform.

  5. Using a small cookies scoop, scoop cookies and roll them into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Make a teaspoon-sized indentation in the center with your thumb. 

  6. Bake for 10 minutes until the edges are slightly golden. Remove from oven and make indentations again. Fill the center of each cookie with 1 rounded teaspoon of cream cheese filling so that it's slightly mounded. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, until cheesecake filling has firmed up. Remove from oven, transfer cookies back to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.