Monday, March 03, 2014

Mother's Cookies

Also known as thumbprint cookies. These cookies are a Christmas tradition in our household. My Gigi used to make them, and now all the kids and grandkids get together and bake these each Christmas. Think pecan sandie with almond flavored icing. Noms.

¼ cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened (Do not sub light butter or shortening in this recipe)
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans

1 ½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
Enough water to make medium, pourable consistency (I like mine on the ticker side so it doesn't run off the cookie and look messy)
Red and green food coloring

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream sugar and butter. Beat in flour, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans. Drop by small teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Make thumbprint. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Cool. Fill with red and green icing.

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