2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Chocolate Thumbprints


1/2 cup butter softened, 2/3 cup sugar, 1 egg (separated), 2 tsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup baking cocoa, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup finely chopped walnuts.

Filling:1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 tbs butter softened, 2 tsp milk, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 26 milk chocolate kisses unwrapped


In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa and salt gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour. While dough chills, lightly beat egg white into a small bowl. Shape dough into 1 in balls, dip in egg white the roll in nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Make an indentation with Thumb in center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.
Combine the first four filling ingredients in a small bowl, mix until smooth. spoon 1/4 tsp into each warm cookie, gently press a chocolate kiss in the center. Carefully remove from baking sheet to a wire rack to cool

Lori Ray