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    Buttery Thumbprint Cookies

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    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr

    30 mins

    Luby Luby Luby's Note:

    These wonderful buttery cookies come from "The Divine Miss M" an up and coming young cook I work with.

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    Chocolate Frosting


    1. 1
      Chocolate Frosting: Combine sugar, cocoa and milk in heavy saucepan.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil and boil 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
    4. 4
      Beat until mixture is of spreading consistency.
    5. 5
      You may want to refrigerate for a little while.
    6. 6
      Cookies: Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    7. 7
      Cream butter; gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.
    8. 8
      Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    9. 9
      Stir in vanilla.
    10. 10
      Combine flour and salt and add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
    11. 11
      Chill until dough holds shape when rolled.
    12. 12
      Roll into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
    13. 13
      Press thumb in each cookie leaving an indentation.
    14. 14
      Bake at 300 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
    15. 15
      Do not brown.
    16. 16
      Cool on wire rack.
    17. 17
      When cool place about 1/2 tsp chocolate frosting in each cookie indentation.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2009


      I wanted a really buttery thumbprint cookie, but with the egg yolk which I felt would be important to bind the cookie. I tripled the recipe and used jam in the center and drizzled with cream cheese frosting I warmed in the microwave. These cookies came out perfectly. I really liked this recipe and I read ALL the other thumbprint recipes and this was in my opinion the Best!!!

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    • on December 15, 2004


      I filled mine with seedless raspberry preserves mixed a little bit of chambord (Raspberry liquer). There were gone in a New York Minute! I suggest if you are taking these anywhere...make a triple batch! You can't eat just one!

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    Nutritional Facts for Buttery Thumbprint Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1017 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 190.7
    Calories from Fat 91
    Total Fat 10.2 g
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    Cholesterol 41.5 mg
    Sodium 118.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 13.9 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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