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really really good, I used all butter though and filled the thumbprints with melted white chocolate and butter mixture. 2 thumbs up

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Karenm3 December 21, 2002

delicious! i did however add 1 tsp of vanilla instead of 1/2 tsp which gave it a richer taste, the kids loved filling in their thumb prints with jelly!

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cinderbunny August 19, 2002

Although i have always made these with a shortbread-type dough (I use Ina Garten's recipe), I decided to try a brown sugar version and chose these as they were the highest rated here. I made both kinds, using chopped walnuts and strawberry jam. Honestly, I was somewhat disappointed in both the taste and texture. They were simply okay. Not only did I prefer the shortbread type, but so did the other 5 people I asked to try both and let me know what they thought. They all said that although these were okay, they really liked the other cookie better.

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Charmed December 23, 2009

These cookies are very light and pretty on a plate. Just be aware that this recipe only makes slightly more than one dozen cookies.....if I use it again I'll double the recipe for sure. I also had to bake mine about 12 minutes, but that might just be my oven's problem. All in all, I'd say these are ok, but certainly not as exceptional as most other recipes on this site.

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c_schiffelbein December 11, 2009

Made a double batch they were gone in a hour at a christmas party. Wonderful flavor,beautiful presentation.

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AlexandriaAngel December 21, 2003

these are beautiful cookies! I had to make another batch because they turned out so wonderful! Thanks!

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cooking_geek December 06, 2003

Mmm mmm good! I fill mine with homemade buttercream frosting instead of jelly. I tint half the frosting green and the other half red (which comes out pink, but still pretty with the green at Christmas!), and they are always the hit of the cookie tray each year!

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Suzette316 December 21, 2014

This is a must have cookie on our holiday cookie tray. When I couldn't find my mother's recipe I went in search of one that was as close to hers as possible. Thanks for sharing.

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School Chef December 15, 2013

My mom made these too, and I still make them every Christmas. I usually make my cookies very small, so a thumb print doesn't work. I put a thimble on my little finger to make the "thumbprint" and fill the cookies with currant jelly and mint jelly alternately.

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nancyldudley_1499888 November 30, 2012

My 16yr old daughter made these for me while I was running errands. WOW, they turned out AWESOME! Thank you for sharing this great recipe! She said she followed the recipe exactly.

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Flaskegaard October 14, 2011
Thumbprint Cookies