Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Buttery Thumbprint Cookies

We have Secret Sisters during Christmas at preschool.  My Secret Sister last year was Chris and she surprised me with these yummy buttery cookies.  I have been thinking about them since last Christmas.  I think they are heavenly - soft and buttery!  Please try them!  They are pretty quick and easy and only make about 3 dozen cookies.  Top them with your favorite preserves.  I tried apricot, blackberry and raspberry.  I truly liked them all but think my favorite was apricot!  Even if you aren't a fruit-cookie type person, I think you will love these due to the buttery goodness!

Buttery Thumbprint Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
fruit preserves, any flavor

Preheat oven to 375.  Cream together butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla.  Add flour a little bit at a time.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place onto cookie sheet.  Using your finger or a similar item, make a well or indention in the middle of each cookie.  Fill with 1/2 tsp of your favorite preserves.  Bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown on bottom.  Drizzle with glaze while warm and allow to cool on a wire rack.


2 Tbsp milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix and place in a ziploc bag.  Make a tiny snip in corner of bag and drizzle each cookie with glaze.

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1 comment:

Julie said...

Those are so cute, and I'll bet they really are yummy. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas weekend :)