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Springtime Thumbprint Cookies


Makes 36 cookies


Springtime brings lots of new color, and this beginner-friendly springtime thumbprint cookies recipe is no exception.


36 HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates

6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Food color in desired color or colors

Decorating sugars to match cookie color

1/3 cup ready-to-spread vanilla frosting or your favorite homemade vanilla frosting



1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2.Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.

3.Divide dough into separate bowl for each color desired. Add desired food coloring to each bowl, mixing until color of dough is uniform. Form 36 equal balls (about 1 inch). Roll each ball in the matching sugar color. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Gently press thumb into ball forming indentation.

4.Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Cool slightly; remove from pan to wire rack. Press thumb again into each indentation if needed. Cool completely.

5.Divide and tint frosting to match cookie colors. Place about 1/2 teaspoon frosting in each indentation. Press chocolate piece onto each cookie.


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