*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Chocolate
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Butter or margarine,
                         -softened (1 stick)
      2/3   c            Sugar
    1                    Egg, separated
    2       tb           Milk
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    1       c            All-purpose flour
      1/3   c            HERSHEY'S cocoa
      1/4   t            Salt
    1       c            Chopped nuts
   26                    HERSHEY'S KISSES chocolates,
                         -HERSHEY'S HUGS chocolates,
                         -pecan halves or candied
                         -cherry halves
                         -----VANILLA FILLING-----
      1/2   c            Powdered sugar
    1       tb           Softened butter or margarine
    2       t            Milk
      1/4   t            Vanilla extract
 
   In small mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk and vanilla
   unti light and fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; gradually
   add to butter mixture, beating until blended. 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 balls. Beat egg
   white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts. Place on
   prepared cookie sheet. Press thumb gently in center of each cookie.
   Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Meanwhile, prepare VANILLA FILLING.
   Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces. Remove cookies from cookie
   sheet to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon filling
   into each thumbprint. Gently press chocolate piece in center of each
   cookie. Cool completely.
   
   VANILLA FILLING: In small bowl, combine all ingredients; beat until
   smooth.
  
 
 
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