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Thumbprint Butter Cookies - Jelly & Cherries

Last Modified: 12/21/09
First Published: 11/06/08
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Thumbprint Butter Cookies - Jelly & Cherries

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General Info
Servings: 60
Total Cost: $3.79
Cost Per Serving: $0.06
Total Calories: 5,074
Calories/Serving: 85
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 3 Cups 12.75 Ounces $0.42 1,365
Egg Yolks (3 yolks) * 51.00 Grams $0.50 165
Sugar, White Granulated 1 Cup 200.00 Grams $0.26 774
Butter, Unsalted (softened) 1 1/2 Cup 336.00 Grams $1.50 2,400
Sugar, Powdered Unsifted (for dusting) 2 Tablespoons 15.00 Grams $0.05 60
Grape Jelly (for half the cookies) 5 Tablespoons 100.00 Grams $0.22 250
Cherries, Maraschino (about 15 cherries) * 30.00 Grams $0.21 60
Extract, Vanilla Imitation 1 1/2 Teaspoon 6.99 Grams $0.63 0

These thumbprint cookies (butter cookies) are easy to make and are great for the holidays.

Method

thumbprint cookies

Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks, flour and vanilla and mix. Add more flour if necessary. Roll dough into little balls.

Place on cookie sheet. Make a thumb print in the center of each. Fill thumbprint with jam, jelly or cherries.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown around edges.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups sifted flour, or more
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • jam and/or cherries


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