This is also known as Cherry Thumbprint Cookies. I don’t normally make baked goods from scratch, as I don’t have the patience for anything over 10 ingredients. Especially when the ingredients are 1/4 teaspoon and “a pinch” of a zillion spices and such. *laughs* This recipe is simple, and the end result is sweet, tangy, and unfortunately for those who are on diets, these can get addicting.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted and separated: 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- Preheat oven to 325°F
- Mix butter until fluffy.
- Add flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla.
- Combine until soft dough is formed.
- Roll dough into 2-inch balls.
- Place on greased (or parchment papered) baking pan.
- Press thumb into center of cookie balls to form a “crater”.
- Place 2-3 cherries with a little of the filling jelly in each “crater”.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookie is golden.
- Remove cookies from oven and set on cooling rack.
- Dust cookies with remaining (1/4 cup) sugar.