After the preschool graduation program tonight we're having a cookie social. Kids and cookies go great together! Parents were asked to bring a dozen or so cookies to share, so I whipped up a batch of these yummy treats.
The cookies are light and buttery. I put strawberry jam on some, and on some I put chocolate chips, which melted on the hot cookies, creating a puddle of chocolate. Yum!!
Here's the recipe, which is from Taste of Home. Enjoy!
Thumbprint Butter Cookies
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon butter flavor (I omitted this---I'm not a fan of artificial butter flavoring)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
assorted jams or preserved (or chocolate chips!)
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, oil, vanilla, and butter flavoring. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Roll into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle (or your thumb!), make an indentation in the center of each.
Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Fill each cookie with 1/4 teaspoon jam; cool. Yield: 2 1/2 dozen.