Celebrate the season with these festive Candy Cane Thumbprint cookies.
Blend butter, sugar and salt with an electric mixer on low speed. Mix in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as possible; stir in remaining flour.
Cover; chill for one hour.
Shape dough into one-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden around edges.
Remove from oven; make a thumbprint in each cookie with thumb. Cool.
For Filling: blend butter and extract. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk to a piping consistency. Pipe filling into centers; sprinkle with crushed candy.
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