Friday, August 15, 2008

Brown Eyed Susans

Printable Recipe

These thumbprint cookies are reminiscent of shortbread cookies. Not too sweet, they are a great addition to a platter of Christmas cookies.

1 cup butter
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the almond extract and beat well. Stir in the flour and salt. Roll into 1" balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a thumbprint in the center of each dough ball. Bake 400 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until beginning to lightly brown around the edges. Let cool. Drop a little bit of frosting into the "well" of each cookie, made from your thumbprint. If desired, top the frosting off with a slivered, sliced or whole almond.

1 cup pwd sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa pwd
2 tbsp hot water
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine the ingredients and stir until smooth.

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