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Cherry Thumbprints

Makes: 40 servings Yield: 40 cookies
Prep 30 mins Bake 375°F 8 mins Stand 2 hrs
Cherry Thumbprints
Ingredients
  • 2/3  cup  butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  egg
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 2/3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  finely shredded orange peel
  • 2/3  cup  chopped candied cherries
Directions

1. In bowl beat butter on medium to high speed of electric mixer 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt; beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can; stir in peel and any remaining flour. Cover and chill dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. Shape dough in1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on prepared sheets. Press a thumb in center of each ball. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. If necessary, repress centers with bowl of teaspoon measure. Cool on racks.

3. Place cherries in cookie centers. Let stand 2 hours. Makes 40 cookies.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Store cookies between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container up to 3 days at room temperature. Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Nutrition facts are given per cookie.
Nutrition Facts (Cherry Thumbprints)
  • Servings Per Recipe 40,
  • cal. (kcal) 70,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 13,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 9,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 34,
  • Potassium (mg) 9,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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