Over the weekend my cousin hosted her annual christmas cookie exchange party. This is always fun for me because I try to make a cookie that I haven't made before, so instead of going with my usual chocolate chip, I tried a thumbprint cookie. I followed this recipe and it worked out great. I love that you can use a variety of sprinkles to make them look festive...oh and not to mention that they were delicious! I had to keep myself from eating them all on my own.
1. After you make the dough, roll into a ball and roll into sprinkles.
2. Place on parchment paper and make a thumbprint into the cookie.
3. Bake in the oven at 375 for about 7 minutes.
4. After they come out of the oven, immediately place a chocolate kiss in them.
I thought it helped to unwrap the kisses just before getting the cookies out of the oven.
5. Transfer cookies to a wire rack or plate and let them cool off.
I found that with them just sitting out to cool off, the kisses were still really warm and would easily melt even after a good 30 minutes. Since I was baking these before the exchange, it worked out better for me to place them in the freezer for about three minutes so that I could stack and take them with me.
yum! Enjoy! Do you have a favorite cookie you always bake for Christmas?