Photo: Gooseberry Patch
Makes about 3 dozen

Celebrate the season with these festive Candy Cane Thumbprint cookies.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Cover; chill for one hour.

Step 3

Shape dough into one-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden around edges.

Step 5

Remove from oven; make a thumbprint in each cookie with thumb. Cool.

Step 6

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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