A delightful thumbprint cookie. Delicious cream cheese filling.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

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  • Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting (see footnote for link to recipe).

  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg yolk, then stir in the flour until combined.

  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and dip in egg white. Place 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet. Make an indentation in each cookie with your finger or the end of a wooden spoon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes; remove from oven and fill indentations with Cream Cheese Frosting. Return cookies to the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 1 to 2 minutes before removing from pan.

Tips

Fill these cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 66 mg sodium. 12.5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
This is an excellent recipe I have used many times for events and parties. They have always been a hit and people seek me out to ask for the recipe. It is one of the most requested baking recipes I use. Yes of course the frosting will melt some; that is part of the charm. If it is a problem leave them in the oven a bit longer before removing to frost and a little shorter oven time after. The melted topping is a real plus. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2014
the filling melts when you put it back in oven for the 2-3min. bland cookie would not recommend this one and I love cookies. Please note that when I made cookies this was not the original recipe. Someone revised this version. ( Original version didn't have any eggs listed.) Also my comments were edited!) Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
This is an excellent recipe I have used many times for events and parties. They have always been a hit and people seek me out to ask for the recipe. It is one of the most requested baking recipes I use. Yes of course the frosting will melt some; that is part of the charm. If it is a problem leave them in the oven a bit longer before removing to frost and a little shorter oven time after. The melted topping is a real plus. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2014
the filling melts when you put it back in oven for the 2-3min. bland cookie would not recommend this one and I love cookies. Please note that when I made cookies this was not the original recipe. Someone revised this version. ( Original version didn't have any eggs listed.) Also my comments were edited!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
This is an excellent recipe I have used many times for events and parties. They have always been a hit and people seek me out to ask for the recipe. It is one of the most requested baking recipes I use. Yes of course the frosting will melt some; that is part of the charm. If it is a problem leave them in the oven a bit longer before removing to frost and a little shorter oven time after. The melted topping is a real plus. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2017
I love these little gems. I filled with a cream cheese frosting I made that had some jam added... some raspberry and some peach. I filled them just a little bit for the first few but them realized how delicious the baked cream cheese is so I really piled it on. I will make these again for sure.. only thing next time is I'll add a tiny it of salt to the dough Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
This is a very good recipe. Little tender cookies with a melted icing that covers the tops of the cookies in a thin layer. Instead of dipping the cookies in egg white I rolled the balls in colored sugars for Christmas. Then I made the indentations and followed the rest of the recipe. Kind of like a cookie with a cheesecake flavored icing. Thank you for posting the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2012
Make with one egg forget about separating the egg or brushing with egg whites. Bake for 12 minutes and then just frost the cookies with the scrumptious and light cream cheese frosting don't rebake. Read More
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