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       Title: Season’s Best Thumbprint Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 36 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine;
            -softened
     2/3 c  Sugar
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1 c  All-purpose flour
     1/3 c  Hershey’s cocoa
     1/4 ts Salt
       2 tb Milk
       1 c  Chopped walnuts
            Vanilla filling *
            Or chocolate cream filling*
     3/4 c  Cherry pie filling
            ; chilled (3/4 to 1)
  
   Recipe by: www.hersheys.com
   In large mixer bowl beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla
   until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa and
   salt; blend into butter mixture. Add milk; beat until well
   blended. Stir in walnuts. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour
   or until firm enough to handle. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly
   grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place
   on prepared cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each
   cookie. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove from
   cookie sheet to wire rack; cool. To serve, place about 1/2
   teaspoonful filling in thumbprint; top with about 1
   teaspoonful pie filling. Store cookies in refrigerator.
   About 3 dozen cookies.
   
   * VANILLA FILLING: In small bowl, combine 3/4 cup powdered
   sugar, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon softened butter or
   margarine, 2 to 3 teaspoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
   extract; beat until smooth.
   * CHOCOLATE CREAM FILLING: In small mixer bowl, beat 1
   package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened and 1/2 cup powdered
   sugar until well blended. Add 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
   and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until
   smooth.JMHershey’s is a registered trademark of Hershey
   Foods Corporation. Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the
   Hershey Kitchens.
  
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