Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Buttercream Frosting

Oh. My. Word! These cookies are positively amazing! I am not much of a fan of cherries, but I don't think I would have the frosting on these cookies any other way. They really are amazing!

For the cookie:
11 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups flour
For the frosting:
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
4 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
For the cookies, beat butter with vanilla sugar for 3-4 minutes. Add egg and salt. Beat in vanilla and flour. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for one hour.

Roll dough into one inch balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press small teaspoon to make an indent in the center of the cookie. Cool completely. For the frosting, beat butter, cherry juice and powdered sugar until creamy and desired consistency. Pipe (or spoon) frosting into the indentation in the center of the cookies.

Recipe slightly adapted from Shugary Sweets.

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