A couple weeks ago I decided to bake another batch of cookies. I know, it’s taken me a little bit to finally post them. I decided on making something quick and simple. So I went for the thumbprint cookies!
They really turned out nicely. The whole family enjoyed these bite size cookies. They were very soft and delicious!
Here’s the recipe from the Martha Stewart’s Cookies book:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all- purpose flour
- 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon corn syrup
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, confectioners’ sugar, salt and vanilla on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in flour, beginning on low speed and increasing to medium until combined.
- Form balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each, place balls 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven and press thumb into cookies to make deep, wide indentations. Rotate pan and return to oven. Bake until light brown on the edges, 7-9 minutes more. (If the indentations begin to lose definition, remove cookies from oven and press again.) Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Combine chocolate, the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and the corn syrup in a small heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water; stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Allow to cool a bit until slightly thickened. Fill thumbprints with the chocolate mixture and set aside to firm up.
- Cookies can be stored in single layers in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.