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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thumbprint cookies

2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter (NO substitutes)
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
your preferred Jam
1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar

Sift together flour and salt, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar unlit light and fluffy, add extracts.
Slowly mix in flour.. 1/2 cup at a time until JUST blended.
Chill dough for 1-2 hours
Preheat oven to 350 F
Meanwhile shape dough into 1" balls and space them about 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Make deep thumbprints in the center of each ball and fill with preferred jam or filling.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are the color of pale sand.
Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool.
Once cooled, dust cookies with confectioner's sugar.
**Tip** Can substitute 2 tsp of Vanilla for 1 1/2 and add a 1/2 tsp of almond extract.. also be creative with the filling.. Hershey's kisses work divinely... lol

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