It is snowing again today, a perfect day for baking. With Christmas now, only one week away, I’m checking over my lists…
How could I forget this favorite cookie? I’ve grown up with Mexican Wedding cakes (which are very similar to this recipe, except the frosting is omitted and powdered sugar is sprinkled on top).
Denise introduced these cookies to me years ago. Now I have to have them at every Christmas! It’s always a toss up between the Thumbprint Cookies and the peanut butter Buckeyes, which one will I make (and then eat) first?
I enjoy these buttery, shortbread-like Thumbprint Cookies because they are perfect with a cup of coffee. They are simple and fun to make with kids, too. My six year-old enjoyed pressing down with her finger – she’s also thrilled about the frosting and sprinkles that are to come. I think you will enjoy them, too! Click here for Decorator’s Frosting recipe.
- 1 c. soft butter
- ¼ c. powdered sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 T. water
- 2 c. flour
- ¼ t. salt
- 2 c. chopped pecans
- Decorator's Frosting
- Cream 1 cup soft butter. Then add powdered sugar, vanilla, and water. Mix in 2 cups flour, salt, and pecans.
- Chill for 1 hour.
- Roll into small balls (like walnuts). Make indentation with index or little finger.
- Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees. Cool. Frost center by piping w/ decorator bag, using frosting recipe.
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