Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thumbprint Cookie Drops

No time to blog much, between cookie making, packing to go home for Christmas and trying to give Logan at least a little bit of attention. But I wanted to get this up before Christmas, as these cookies look beautiful on a platter for Christmas. They're basically just a sugar cookie with sprinkles.

2/3 C butter, softened
3/4 C sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 C red and green coloured sprinkles
42 red and green coloured Smarties

1. In a bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture until smooth.

2. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls; roll in candy sprinkles, pressing to adhere. Place, 2 inches apart, on parchment paper-lined rimless baking sheets. Using thumb or thimble, make deep indent in centre of each.

3. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350 degree Farenheit oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through (I didn't bother doing this) for about 10 minutes, or just until golden on bottom. Let cool on pans on rack for 5 minutes. Place chocolate candy in each indent. Let cool completely.

Makes about 42 cookies (though I doubled the recipe and only got about 50 or so).

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