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Monday, December 9, 2013

Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

I'm starting off the cookie and candy season today! I love this season... the hubby loves to bake cookies and make candy! Makes it easy for me! LOL

1 cup butter, room temp

1/2 block cream cheese, 4 oz, room temp
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Strawberry Jam

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add in vanilla and egg yolk. Mix in flour. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour, or until the dough is easy to work.

Scoop dough with a small cookie scoop or shape into 1 inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Use the end of a wooden spoon, dip the handle in water and press into the center of the cookie, about 1/2 inch deep. Fill well with strawberry jam. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set and a little browned on the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. You can freeze them ahead of time and take them out before your big celebration... easy!

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