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Zucchini and Cream Thumbprint Cookies

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Zucchini and Cream Thumbprint Cookies
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
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We added zucchini to Betty Crocker Molasses Cookies and added a cool cream cheese center for a rich and creamy taste treat.

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

Directions

  • 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.
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
11%
(
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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