Buttery Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe by Luby Luby Luby
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 24 cookies




  • Chocolate Frosting: Combine sugar, cocoa and milk in heavy saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and boil 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Beat until mixture is of spreading consistency.
  • You may want to refrigerate for a little while.
  • Cookies: Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cream butter; gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Combine flour and salt and add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
  • Chill until dough holds shape when rolled.
  • Roll into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Press thumb in each cookie leaving an indentation.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Do not brown.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • When cool place about 1/2 tsp chocolate frosting in each cookie indentation.