Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chocolate Thumbprints


Delicious old-fashioned goodness! Nothing like a thumbprint. And I like mine filled with icing, over jam -- just keeps everything easier less sticky.

Chocolate Thumbprints
Better Homes and Gardens, Christmas Cookies 1995

1/2 c butter
3/4 c sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg yolks
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate , melted and cooled
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c flour
1/4 c butter
1 c powdered sugar , sifted
1 T coffee liqueur, raspberry liqueur, or milk (I used amaretto)

Beat 1/2 c butter on medium for 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt and beat until combined. Add egg yolk, cooled choclate and vanilla. Beat until combined. Beat in flour.

Roll dough into 1" balls. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Press centers with your thumb. Bake in a 350 oven for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Beat 1/4 c butter until softened. Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Add liqueur or milk and beat well. Pipe or spoon filling into center of each cookie. Chill until firm.

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