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Thumbprint Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any fruit preserves you like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Thumbprint Butter Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons apricot or other fruit preserves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg, oil, vanilla and butter flavoring. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Press a deep indentation in center of each with the end of a wooden spoon handle. Bake until edges are light brown, 8-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Fill with preserves.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 75 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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