Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Cookie Week: Thumbprint Cookie Drops

I made these cookies years and years ago and have kept the recipe all this time and not made them since.  I'm not sure why because they taste great and look so festive when you do the sprinkles and m&ms in Christmas colours.

Here's the recipe (from Canadian Living)

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup coloured sprinkles or sugar
Christmas m&ms or chocolate kisses

1.  Beat together butter and sugar and then beat in egg and vanilla
2.  In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt
3.  Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until smooth
4.  Shape dough by rounded teaspoonful into balls, roll in sugar or sprinkles, pressing to adhere
5.  Place two inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets
6.  Using thumb make indent in centre of each
7.  Bake in 350F oven for about 10 minutes or until golden on bottom
8.  Let cool on pans on rack for 5 minutes
9.  Place chocolate candy in each indent and let cool
10.  Store in air-tight container for up to 5 days or freeze
(makes about 42 cookies, although we made ours too big so we didn't get that many)

I always think it is fun to see what Angie at Echoes of Laughter has cooked up for Christmas Cookie Week.  You should check out her Gumdrop Cookies from yesterday - talk about bright and festive - and see what surprise she has in store for us today.

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  1. I didnt know there was a cookie week going on! I love me some cookies!

  2. I love thumbprint cookies! An m&m in the middle is a wonderful idea. Beautiful photos too. :o)

  3. These look yummy and I love the Christmas colours! They wouldn't last at my house at all! Angie xo

  4. Very festive! You and Angie are making me crave cookies!