Saturday, December 17, 2011

#14 Creamy-Dreamy Thumbprints

My apologies for falling behind. Finals was a very hard and stressful week for me...buts its OVER! I'll try to catch up if I can. =)


2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
Colored Sprinkles
Vanilla Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add sugar. Beat until combined. Then beat in egg yolks, vanilla and extract until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with mixer, then mix in the remaining by hand.  Cover and chill for about 1 hour. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll ball in beaten egg white and then roll in assorted colored sprinkles. 
  • Place balls 1-inch apart on cookie sheets. Using your thumb, make indentation in each dough ball. 
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are brown. 
  • Transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Fill each thumbprint with frosting. Serve immediately. 

If saving for later use, store cookie without the filling in the middle stacked in an air-tight container with wax paper between layers.

The recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest magazine Dec 2011 edition

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