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       Title: Chocolate Thumbprints
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
            For cookies:
     1/2 c  Butter; (1 stick) softened
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Vanilla
     1/2 c  Packed brown sugar
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       2 tb Milk
     1/4 c  Mini chocolate chips
            Powdered sugar
            For chocolate filling:
     3/4 c  Chocolate chips; melted
       1 tb Shortening; melted
       2 tb Light corn syrup
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 tb Water
  
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/2/96 To prepare cookies: Preheat oven
   to 350 degrees.
   
   Beat together butter, salt and vanilla until light. Mix brown sugar, flour,
   milk and chocolate chips into butter mixture.
   
   Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place thumbprint into center to make space
   for chocolate filling. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Place in oven;
   after 3 minutes, open oven and gently indent center of each cookie with
   your thumb. Bake 7 to 9 minutes longer. Remove and immediately roll in
   powdered sugar. Let cool completely on wire racks.
   
   To prepare chocolate filling: Beat together melted chips, shortening, corn
   syrup, vanilla and water.
   
   Using a small spoon, fill center with chocolate filling.
   
   Yield: 2 dozen cookies.
   
   Tester’s note: Melt-in-your-mouth cookie for chocolate lovers. This is such
   a great-tasting cookie that I recommend doubling the recipe.
   
   Linda Bernard, Ritenour High School. “My best friend’s mother made dozens
   and dozens of Christmas cookies ahead and froze them for her large family,”
   says Linda Bernard. “She would have to make extra of this one because we
   would sneak into the freezer to enjoy these wonderful cookies.”
  
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