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Today I’m off to the Southern Festival of Books for a presentation and signing, and I made these thumbprint cookies to take with me for about the fifth time this month.  So I thought I’d share them with y’all!  Lately, I have been really into all kinds of shortbread cookies.  They are so simple, but they feel special and sophisticated at the same time.

One important tip when making shortbread is don’t skimp on the butter!  The butter is the main ingredient in shortbread, so try using Kerrygold or a brand that is a little higher quality than the store brand.  There aren’t many ingredients in shortbread dough, so you’ve gotta make them count!

Instead of the usual sweet shortbread, this savory cookie is unique and absolutely perfect for this time of year.  A version of this cookie is also in my cookbook, and I just keep going back to it.  I’ve made these for book signings and even for my son’s first birthday.  The dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, which is great for party planning.

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Maverick’s party spread featuring the Cheddar Thumbprint Cookies!

 

Also, to make these extra special try a local pepper jelly, from a company such as The Nashville Jam Co or Marcy Jams, which you can find at local stores, farmer’s markets, or Whole Foods.

I hope you enjoy these, and be sure to let me know what you think!

 

Date posted: October 9, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Appetizer Holidays