Christmas Cookie Countdown Day 10: Festive Thumbprints

I do these every year now, I love them!!! This is what a Christmas cookie is all about. It the cookie that earns it right on the cover of a magazine.


Festive Thumbprint Cookies

2/3 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup flour

3 dozen or so candy melts.

1. In a mixer, cream the butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar and cream together.

2. Add egg yolks and vanilla, scraping sides from time to time.

3. Add flour.

4. Chill dough for 1 hour.

5. Preheat oven to 375F. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll dough balls into colored sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet.

6. Push thumb into dough to flatten and bake for 10-12 minutes.

7. Take out of oven and place colored candy melt into center. Put back in oven for 1 minute.

8. Use a toothpick to swirl melted chocolate.



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