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Frosted Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Frosted Thumbprint Cookies, by , is from Mary Jo Gebhardt's Famous Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Jo Gebhardt
Added: Monday, November 17, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp butter, softened
5 tbsp sugar
2 cups flour
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp water
1 cup chopped pecans
powdered sugar frosting (see recipe) or jam

Directions:
Directions:
Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour, salt, vanilla and water; mix well. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate dough 15 to 20 minutes. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet and press center of each ball with back of floured 1/4 tsp measuring spoon.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes, until set and slightly brown around the edges
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When cool, fill center with red or green frosting or jam.

 

 

 

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