Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies
There are many Christmas cookie recipes waiting to be baked this holiday season, and these festive red velvet thumbprints deserve to be at the top of the list. Nestled amongst cheery holiday treats like snow flurries, lemon tassies, and pecan sandies, thumbprint cookies are even simpler by design: basic butter or sugar cookies jazzed up with jam or whatever filling desired. Whether tender and shortbread-like, or chewy and chocolatey, thumbprint cookies give a merry twist to Christmas cookies. Make it an activity, and ask the kids to help. It calls for pushing your thumb into the soft centers of the rolled cookie dough, then after baked, finishing them with dollops of a white chocolate-cream cheese filling that would make Santa giddy. You'll be filling decorative cookie tins, boxes, and jars with these red velvet thumbprint cookies as wonderful gifts for friends, family, and gracious hostesses throughout the holidays. Test Kitchen Tip: There's no need to use a pastry bag to fill cookies. Just transfer the frosting to a zip-top plastic freezer bag, and snip the corner.