George Washington’s Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

George Washington’s Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Maraschino cherries (36)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the vanilla, butter, egg yolks, and brown sugar until creamy.
  3. Add the flour and salt and mix well.
  4. Roll the dough into 1" balls and place them on greased cookie sheets.
  5. Make a thumbprint in each ball and then place a maraschino cherry in each thumbprint.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Notes

Equipment needed: Mixing bowl, Baking sheet, Measuring spoons and cups, Non-stick cooking spray.

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