Santa's Savory Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Santa's Savory Thumbprint Cookies

Stacey Lawson

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@slawson

Sometimes we just need a savory cookie for an adult party. I think these are delicious and so many topping to choose from. I like to make those that so off the Christmas spirit.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

THUMBPRINT COOKIES

1 c
butter, softened
1/4 c
sugar
2 c
flour
1 c
parmesan cheese, grated

ARTICHOKE DIP

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 c
mayonnaise
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
8 oz
marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 c
red bell pepper, diced
salt and pepper to taste

BRUSCHETTA

1 clove
garlic, chopped
4 medium
tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 Tbsp
basil, minced
1/4 c
red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
olive oil, or more as needed

GREEN PEA PESTO

10 oz
frozen green peas, thawed
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/3 c
olive oil
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
2
Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy. Add flour and Parmesan cheese. Beat at low speed until well mixed. (Mixture may be crumbly.)
3
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or back of spoon. (Edges may crack slightly.)
4
Bake 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Cool completely.
5
Fill each thumbprint indentation with about 1 teaspoon desired dip. Serve immediately.
6
FOR ARTICHOKE DIP
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo and mix until creamy and combined.
7
Add chopped artichokes, bell pepper, and cheese. Blend into mixture completely.
8
Chill mixture until firm set.
9
FOR BRUSCHETTA
In a bowl combine all ingredients. Toss lightly to coat with oil. Taste for salt and pepper taste and also it may need more oil. Allow to chill for an hour for flavors to marry.
10
FOR GREEN PEA PESTO
In a food processor pulse together peas, garlic, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
11
While food processor is running drizzle in olive oil until mixture is smooth. Check for salt and pepper and add more to your taste.
12
Set mixture aside until ready to be place in thumbprint cookies.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian