Santa's Savory Thumbprint Cookies

Santa's Savory Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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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

How to Make Santa's Savory Thumbprint Cookies

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.

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About Santa's Savory Thumbprint Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian


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