Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thumbprint Cookies

I always make these cookies towards the end of summer.  They remind me of returning to school.
 You can rolls them in any color of jimmies you want.

 You also can fill them with vanilla flavored confectioners sugar icing.  I made a chocolate buttercream for my guys.


 Mix 2-1/2 C. of flour with 1/2 tsp. of salt and set aside.  Cream 1 C. of softened butter with 1 C. of powdered sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla extract.  Mix in the flour mixture.  Form these into walnut sized balls and dip in egg whites and roll in the jimmies.  Press your finger into the middle of each cookie.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.  They should not brown.  Cool on racks before frosting.

For the frosting, beat 4 T. butter with 1-1/2 C. of powdered sugar and 1/3 C. of cocoa powder.  Add 4 T. of milk and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.  Beat until smooth and fluffy.

I made them a second time and filled them with dark chocolate ganache.  Either way, they are very good.

18 comments:

Craig said...

I put on 6 pounds just reading about them - they're gorgeous!

Patty Woodland said...

I'm sure they are!

Guillaume said...

They remind you of returning to school? They must taste bittersweet. I hope they treat August nostalgia. If they do I might try them.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

They look delicious but I haven't come in to baking mode yet, that will happen when I start the first fire in my stove :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

luckybunny said...

I'm sure these taste good too but I can't get over how cute they are!!!

Suzanne said...

How about instead of me making them I just give you my address and you can send me some? :)

Laurie said...

well I learned something new!! I make thumbprint cookies but ours are rolled in chopped walnuts and indented then jelly filled in the dent, then baked.I will now make these that you have shown us, my grand children will love them!!!!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, I could eat a coupla dozen of those, easy. At one sitting, I mean.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The cookies look..wonderful but I would never, EVER be able to eat only one of them. Five pounds immediately on the rear end!! Yes, indeed! :)

Jan said...

Jaz, why is it when I read your blog I gain weight...lol!!!

These cookies sound delightful!

Barb said...

I never had such good treats to start school!!

Nellie said...

Yes, these are delicious!

Nellie said...

Yes, these are delicious!

Margaret said...

I have to try your different fillings. I always rolled mine in crushed walnuts and filled with raspberry preserves. I never thought of jimmies too!

TARYTERRE said...

Anything filled with buttercreme brings me joy.

backroadjournal said...

Love your version of thumbprint cookies...they have to be a hit with your family and friends.

Mary Ann said...

They look great!

chickpea678 said...

Your guys are so lucky!