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Thumbprint Butter Cookies Recipe

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rebecca sink
Added: Saturday, October 25, 2008


2 sticks of Butter at room temperature
4 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Cold Water
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 cups Flour
You favorite kind of Jam
1 cup Powdered Sugar

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl mix together the butter and the sugar.
Add the water and vanilla extract
Add the flour a half cup at a time. Mix well.
Divide the dough into 30 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball
Arrange the balls inch apart on a cookie sheet - 15 balls per sheet.
Press your thumb into the center of each one.
Fill the thumb hole with a spoonful of jam.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are brown.
After baking remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool, preferably on a wire rack.
Once cooled, put the powdered sugar into a shallow bowl and coat cookies by rolling them in the sugar.




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