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  • Serves: 36 Servings

Season's Best Thumbprint Cookies

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Category: Cookies, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Butter or margarine
  • - softened
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 tb Milk
  • 1 c Chopped walnuts
  • Your choice of FILLING
  • -(recipes follow)
  • 1 c Cherry pie filling
  • - chilled


In large mixer bowl beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and
fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; blend into butter mixture.
Add milk; beat until well blended. Stir in walnuts. Refrigerate dough at
least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly
grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on prepared
cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each cookie. Bake 10 to 12
minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool. To
serve, place about 1/2 teaspoonful filling in thumbprint; top with about
1 teaspoonful pie filling. Store cookies in refrigerator. About 3 dozen

VANILLA FILLING: In small bowl, combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon softened butter or margarine, 2 to 3
teaspoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until smooth.

CHOCOLATE CREAM FILLING: In small mixer bowl, beat 1 package (3 oz.)
cream cheese, softened and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until well blended.
Add 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat
until smooth.
Hershey's is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation.
Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.

Meal-Master format by Karen Mintzias

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