Valentine's Thumbprint Cookies

These thumbprint cookies are light and delicious, with some beautiful Valentine's day flair. Perfect for a party or get together!

Valentine's Thumbprint Cookies

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  • 3

    sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1

    tsp vanilla

  • cups plain flour

  • ¼

    tsp salt

  • 1

    egg beaten with 1 tbs water (for coating sprinkles)

  • 1

    bottle sprinkles

  • Vanilla buttercream


In an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar until just combined. Add the vanilla. With the mixer on low add the flour to the butter mixture. Mix until a dough forms. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F/180 C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the beaten egg in a bowl and pour the sprinkles into another bowl. Roll round balls that weigh 1 ounce. Roll the balls in the egg wash and then in the sprinkles and place on the baking sheet. Make a light indentation in the middle with your finger. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cookie turns lightly golden. Place on a cooling rack and cool completely before piping a small swirl (using a star tip) into the indentation of each cookie. Store in an airtight container.


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