Recipes and Cooking Cherry Thumbprints 4.5 (2) The candied cherry centers give these holiday cookies a chewy and colorful flair. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 8 mins Stand Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 38 mins Servings: 40 Yield: 40 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅔ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel ⅔ cup chopped candied cherries Directions 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. 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. Place cherries in cookie centers. Let stand 2 hours. Makes 40 cookies. Tips Store cookies between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container up to 3 days at room temperature. Freeze up to 3 months. Tips Nutrition facts are given per cookie. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 70 Calories 3g Fat 9g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 40 Calories 70 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 13mg 4% Sodium 34mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 4g Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 9mg 0% Folate, total 12.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.