My Grandmother always made the most delicious thumbprint cookies. This year, I updated them for Valentines Day.Β I filled them with Ina Garten’s chocolate ganache piped out of a pastry bag.

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Thumbprint Cookies.

(makes about 18-20 cookies)


1/2 c. salted butter

1/2 t. kosher salt

1 t. vanilla extract

1/2 c. brown sugar

1-1/2 c. flour

2 T. milk


Preheat oven to 375.

Cream the butter, salt & vanilla. Add brown sugar. Blend in milk and flour.

Shape the dough into 1″ balls and roll in the sprinkles. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Make depressions in the cookies with your thumb.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Allow to cool and fill the depressions with chocolate ganache.


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