We had a lot of get togethers with family and friends and so lot of opportunities to bake. I had these cookies bookmarked for a while from Martha Stewart and Patricia. They look too cute to eat, don't they? They were delicious, even without the chocolate and I actually left some plain without the filling. I used the back of a round measuring spoon to make the impressions and not my thumb (the cookies were really hot!!).
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tbs unsalted butter
2 oz semisweet chocolate
1 tsp light corn syrup
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract till smooth, about 2 minutes on medium high.
Beat in the flour, beginning on low and increasing to medium-high.
Roll teaspoonfuls of the dough and place 1" apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven. Make indentations in the middle of each cookie. Return to oven, and bake till light brown around the edges, about 7-9 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
For the filling, combine the chocolate, butter and corn syrup in a double boiler, and stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly. When the cookies are cool, fill the thumbprints with the chocolate
What's not to love about these pretty cookies, they were a total hit!! Love, love,love these buttery cookies!!